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Solar 4 All® Program Returns Highland Park Landfill to Productive Use

By Fran Sullivan
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For decades, a plot of land along Donaldson Street in Highland Park served as a municipal landfill for unwanted household appliances, miscellaneous waste, and construction and demolition debris that reflected the rise of Middlesex County as one of New Jersey’s rising job centers.

But today, thanks to PSE&G’s Solar 4 All program, the site is returning to productive use with the construction of a 2-acre, 605-kilowatt-dc solar farm and battery storage system.

Just Released: 2019 Green-e Verification Report (2018 Data)

Center for Resource Solutions (CRS), through its Green-e® certification programs, certified over 62 million megawatt-hours in retail transactions in 2018, representing an overall increase of 4%. This is the highest number of certified retail MWh to date
Press Release

November 1, 2019, /3BL Media/ - Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) released the 2019 Green-e Verification Report (2018 Data), which highlights the increasing role of Green-e certification in the growing U.S. retail renewable energy market and corporate sustainability initiatives.

Children Learn What It Takes to Keep the Lights On

From trying on safety gear to exploring a bucket truck, this SCE crew teaches kids at Pretend City Children’s Museum all about being a lineman.
Blog

by Taelor Bakewell

“Before I got here, I liked the firetrucks the best, now I really like the big white truck,” said 4-year-old Oliver as he stares in amazement at the Southern California Edison bucket truck in front of Pretend City Children’s Museum in Irvine. 

National Grid Unveils New England’s Largest Battery Storage Facility, Back-up Energy Supply for Nantucket

With generator, makes the island more resilient, defers need for new transmission
Press Release

WALTHAM, Mass., October 8, 2019 /3BL Media/ – National Grid today unveiled one of the largest battery energy storage resources in the Northeast United States. Built on the island of Nantucket, in Massachusetts, the facility will ensure electric reliability for customers during peak summer months and defer the need for construction of an additional underwater supply cable to the island.

National Grid Seeks Minimum of 10 Megawatts of Energy Storage

Press Release

SYRACUSE, N.Y., October 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ –  To further its commitment to clean energy and electricity reliability for upstate New York customers, National Grid has opened a competitive bidding process for a minimum of 10 megawatts of energy storage in key locations across the company’s service area. The projects must be in commercial operation by Dec.

Power Down to Play Outside for Energy Awareness Month

Blog

October brings cooler weather and marks Energy Awareness Month—a time to focus on conservation and saving energy. We think it’s the perfect opportunity for a power-down-to-play-outside challenge. We’ve put together a list of ideas to help.

National Grid Statement on the Transportation Climate Initiative’s Framework for a Draft Regional Policy Proposal

A statement from Dean Seavers, President, National Grid, US
Press Release

October 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ - “National Grid is committed to achieving deep decarbonization across the Northeast. The transportation sector, which is currently the largest emitter of greenhouse gases, is poised for meaningful and necessary reductions.

Utilities That Take This Approach to Battery Storage Will Maximize Future Market Share

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By Liz Waldren

As more U.S. states offer incentives for renewable energy investment and costs for solar photovoltaic (PV) panels continue to decrease, it seems utility-scale battery energy storage is positioned to take charge of the next renewables revolution.

DSM: Driving Innovation to Enable Renewable Energy for All

Blog

Electricity: the more our population grows, the more of it we need. And the more electricity we consume, the stronger the case for using renewable, non-polluting power sources in place of fossil fuels. Going forward, further innovation in solar and wind power technology is needed if we are to meet our future power supply goals. 

National Grid Leads Nation on Energy Efficiency

Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island top list in 2019 ACEEE rankings
Press Release

WALTHAM, MA October 1, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Today, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released its 2019 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard, and National Grid’s  service area in three states — M.A., R.I., and N.Y.— all ranked among the top five states in energy efficiency.  Massachusetts ranked number one for the ninth year in a row, with R.I. ranked third, and N.Y. moving from sixth in 2018 to fifth this year. 

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