On November 15, The Energy Gang sat down with Lynn Jurich, CEO of Sunrun, America’s leading home solar and energy installer. National Grid has partnered with Sunrun on residential solar installations in upstate New York. Jurich talks about engaging with utilities and how National Grid is standing behind a strategy to move toward a clean energy future on “Watt it Takes: The Origin Story of Sunrun”
John Pettigrew, CEO of National Grid PLC, is focused on transforming utilities to become greener, more efficient, and technological to prepare for an uncertain future of climate change, customer needs, and an uncertain political environment. National Grid, which operates electric and gas utilities in the United States and Great Britain, is driving the conversation around carbon usage and the implementation of clean energy technology.
Three-year project will upgrade streetlights, install smart technology, reduce energy costs
SCHENECTADY, N.Y., November 19, 2018 /3BL Media/ – National Grid and the City of Schenectady have begun work that will transform the municipality into a “smart city” by deploying advance street lighting technology. The work will start on Union Street between North College Street and Washington Avenue and will include retrofitting 18 streetlights with intelligent control nodes with a mixture of soft-white and daylight temperature LED bulbs. This project is a first of its kind partnership between a municipality and a utility company.
Two years ago I sat down for a Veterans Day breakfast with about 100 National Grid employees who had served in the US Armed Forces. I was struck by two insights that morning that spoke to the wisdom of hiring veterans.
The first was that an employee from Buffalo drove halfway through the night to attend the 8AM breakfast in Boston – and was one of the first to arrive. She said there was no way she’d miss getting together with her fellow veterans.