Customers are reminded that extended heat, humidity can cause heat stress
July 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The heat is on through the weekend across upstate New York with forecasters calling for a run of high temperatures and humidity in the region. While electricity supply to the area is adequate, National Grid has increased overnight and weekend staffing and will continue to closely monitor the weather, electricity demand and system reliability. We also offer the following safety and energy-efficiency tips to help customers beat the heat.
Report imposters demanding immediate payment or attempting to access your home
July 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Summertime is the hottest season for scammers. Reported utility billing and payment scams are resurfacing once again across National Grid’s U.S. service area and around the Northeast. And National Grid is warning its customers to beware and know the signs of a scam.
$2.6 Million Combined Gift Supports Hundreds of Agencies Across NY, MA and RI
Waltham, MA, July 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ – National Grid and its employees have once again joined forces to help support 35 United Way chapters throughout the company’s US service area. This year, more than 4,500 National Grid employees pledged more than $1.4 million to the United Way campaign. When combined with the company’s contribution of $1.2 million, National Grid’s total pledges for the recently completed campaign came to more than $2.6 million, matching last year’s levels, which assist hundreds of United Way supported grassroots agencies.
Company’s electricity field force maintains service for more than 10 million people, goes above and beyond to assist those in need
July 10, 2019 /3BL Media/ – National Grid’s electricity field force is a special group of people who perform extraordinary work in some of the toughest conditions. Their unwavering level of commitment to our customers – combined with their willingness to go above and beyond – make us proud to once again celebrate National Lineworker Appreciation Day on July 10.
WALTHAM, Mass., June 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ — National Grid will show their unwavering commitment to inclusion and diversity, and the LGBTQIA community, as a sponsor of WorldPride 2019. The WorldPride 2019 celebration in New York City also marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, a series of demonstrations that sparked a fight for LGBTQIA rights in the United States. On June 30, hundreds of National Grid employees will march in the Pride parade that attracts 3 million people.
National Grid earns award for exceptional performance when restoring power to 365,000 in New York and New England following February storm
WALTHAM, Mass., June 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ – National Grid has been named the recipient of Edison Electric Institute’s Emergency Recovery Award for the company’s exceptional performance in restoring power after Winter Storm Quiana impacted more than 365,000 customers across upstate New York and New England.
Patty DiOrio, VP of US Strategy, National Grid, appeared as a speaker on a panel hosted/moderated by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) to briefly discuss Climate Innovation 2050 repository, which produced three alternative scenarios for achieving an 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050. Her participation mainly highlighted National Grid’s efforts to assess and advance long-term climate goals (Northeast 80x50
Funding aids remediation efforts at 683 Northland Ave., and purchase of a van for student transportation
BUFFALO, N.Y. /3BL Media/ – National Grid is a longtime supporter of developing the workforce of the future. The most recent example of these efforts is working with Northland Workforce Training Center to achieve its remediation targets at its 683 Northland Ave. headquarters and training facility.
The training center opened last year in a building located on about 35 acres in an historic manufacturing district on Buffalo’s East Side. Prior to doing so, Northland needed to redevelop the building and nearby streetscape.
With the start of summer only a few weeks away, hundreds of New York State parks that are maintained by the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation will soon open too. May is National Electrical Safety Month, dedicated to safe practices in and around the home and workplace, and National Grid crews are using an opportunity to promote a special focus on outdoor electrical safety.