Company will delay approved April 1 bill increase to lessen economic impact of coronavirus
WALTHAM, Mass., March 24, 2020 /3BL Media/ - National Grid has taken another step to reduce the coronavirus’ financial strain and economic uncertainty on upstate New York customers by deferring a bill increase that was scheduled to take effect April 1. The company has asked New York regulators for permission to postpone the previously approved gas and electricity delivery price increases in recognition of the unprecedented hardships the COVID-19 outbreak continues to bring to families across the region.
Company enhances precautionary measures, remains focused on delivering safe, reliable energy
NEW YORK, March 19, 2020 /3BL Media/ - National Grid has implemented additional steps to protect customers and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic while continuing to ensure the safe, reliable delivery of electricity and natural gas across its Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island service areas. The company’s employees will continue to focus on delivering essential customer services, while temporarily suspending non-essential work that requires access to customers’ homes or businesses.
March 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ - National Grid is directing $500,000 to support customers affected by the health impacts, financial hardships and disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will provide immediate relief to families and individuals in need and bolster efforts by local organizations to assist communities across Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island.
Companies asked CASE Construction Equipment to build zero-emission product to support business needs, clean communities
BUFFALO, NY, March 10, 2020 /3BL Media/ — National Grid and AVANGRID (NYSE:AGR) companies, New York State Electric and Gas and Rochester Gas & Electric (NYSEG/RG&E), are the first utilities in the country to incorporate fully electric backhoe loaders in their fleets. The all-electric backhoe loader was built by CASE Construction Equipment after National Grid and AVANGRID requested zero-emission construction equipment to support their efforts to reduce emissions and create more sustainable communities.
WALTHAM, Mass., February 27, 2020 /3BL Media/ – National Grid has been recognized as one of the 2020 World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices. This marks the ninth time that National Grid has earned this award and makes the company one of only nine honorees in the energy and utilities industry.
WALTHAM, Mass., February 26, 2020 /3BL Media/ – National Grid has been recognized today as one of the 2020 World’s Most Ethical Companies by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices. This marks the ninth time that National Grid has earned this award and makes the company one of only nine honorees in the energy and utilities industry.
The Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative honors company with customer engagement award
WALTHAM, Mass., January 28, 2020 /3BL Media/ – National Grid has been recognized for its innovative online marketplace that simplifies the process of installing solar energy for its customers by the Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative (SECC). In 2016, National Grid collaborated with EnergySage, a company that matches solar customers with qualified installers, to create a utility-sponsored, first-of-its-kind online solar marketplace for customers in Rhode Island.
The Human Rights Campaign Foundation and Forbes honor company with diversity awards
WALTHAM, Mass., January 22, 2020 /3BL Media/– National Grid won two awards recognizing the company’s inclusion & diversity efforts in the workplace. The Human Rights Campaign Foundation designated National Grid as a “Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality” in their 2020 Corporate Equality Index, and gave the company a score of 100 points (out of 100). The Index evaluates workforce protections, inclusive benefits, inclusive culture, and corporate social responsibility.