Ensuring affordable and clean energy for New England
The health of New England’s economy, communities and environment depends on reliable, sustainable, and affordable energy supplies. While much has been done in recent decades to strengthen the region’s electric power system, we now face an unprecedented challenge: We are beginning to experience shortages of natural gas, which is used to fuel about half the region’s power plants.
Rhode Island programs sustain more than 630 full-time jobs
PROVIDENCE, R.I., May 19, 2015 /3BL Media/ – The more than 41,500 National Grid customers in Rhode Island who participated in the company’s 2014 energy efficiency programs can expect to save a combined $427 million over the 13 year lifetime of the programs. The 2014 annual energy efficiency report recently filed with the Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission also shows that electric customers saved a record 268,468 megawatt hours (MWh) of electricity through energy efficiency.
May 13, 2015 /3BL Media/ - From the moment we wake up in the morning until we fall asleep at night, electricity powers our active lives. Electricity fuels our computers and appliances, lights our homes, keeps us warm when the temperatures drop and cools us down when the mercury soars.
"We live in an on-line, 24/7 connected society, so when the power goes out it can almost feel like we`ve lost touch with the world," says Jim Madej, Senior Vice President of Customer Energy Solutions, National Grid. "To help keep the lights on in communities, we've teamed up with WeatherBug."
Marcy Reed believes our partnership with WeatherBug is about creating a sustainable future.
This op-ed was published in the Worcester Telegram & Gazette on April 28.
At a handful of schools across the Massachusetts commonwealth, there are children who are getting excited about WeatherBug, technology that helps forecasters better plot the paths of storms, and helps us prepare for quicker service restoration.
I’m not ashamed to disclose our selfish motivations for joining the WeatherBug partnership, through which we’ve installed nearly two dozen weather stations on schools, fire stations and municipal buildings in Massachusetts.
WALTHAM, Mass., May 4, 2015 /3BL Media/ - National Grid in Massachusetts has been named among the top utilities connecting the most megawatts of solar energy in the United States in 2014, earning a spot on the Solar Electric Power Association’s (SEPA’s) Top 10 annual utility solar listings.
Infrastructure enhancements significantly reduce customer impact during power outage
WORCESTER, MA., April 30, 2015 /3BL Media/ – National Grid today announced it has added new features and functionality to the Smart Energy Solutions Program (SES) online customer portal with the launch of theVirtual Home tool. SES participants can use this interactive view of their home to learn where and how they can reduce their energy usage, and save money.
The EPA recognized National Grid for excellence in promoting energy efficiency products
April 7, 2015 - WALTHAM, MA /3BL Media/ -- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has recognized National Grid with a 2015 ENERGY STAR® Award for Excellence in ENERGY STAR Promotion.
An ENERGY STAR partner for many years, National Grid is being honored for its work to educate consumers about the importance of energy efficiency and increase awareness of ENERGY STAR programs and products.
National Grid’s accomplishments will be recognized in Washington, D.C. on April 20, 2015.
Millbury site one of the first in New England to pilot advanced technology
April 13, 2015, WALTHAM, MA /3BL Media/ – Spring has officially begun, and as the sun begins to shine brighter each day, National Grid will bring more solar power to the region. As a part of National Grid’s commitment to increase the amount of clean, renewable energy in the area, the company today announced it will begin construction of a 650 kilowatt solar generation facility on farmland located at 40 Auburn Road in Millbury, Massachusetts.
Transmission is the key to unlocking our renewable energy future
An op-ed from Rudy Wynter, president of National Grid’s federally regulated businesses, about the need for electric and natural gas transmission infrastructure investments was published in TransmissionHub. Here’s the full article as it appears on the TransmissionHub website.