National Grid Intervenes in Support of EPA’s Clean Power Plan

Company argues Rule is consistent with EPA’s Legal Authority
Sep 27, 2016 6:35 PM ET
Press Release

September 27, 2016 /3BL Media/ - Today National Grid joined eight other power companies at the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in support of EPA’s Clean Power Plan. Together we urged the Court to uphold the rule as a lawful application of EPA’s authority under the Clean Air Act to reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from the power sector. 

“I’m proud to continue to stand with some of the nation’s largest utilities and generators as leaders in the fight against climate change,” said Dean Seavers, president of National Grid US.  “Combined, we operate more than 100,000 megawatts of generating capacity—representing nearly 10 percent of the nation’s total—and serve millions of customers in 26 states across the country.  We believe our collective experience has proven that the CPP is reasonable and achievable, while allowing us to continue to provide safe, reliable, and affordable energy for our customers.”

National Grid joined Austin Energy, Calpine, Los Angeles Department of Water & Power, New York Power Authority, PG&E, Seattle City Light, SMUD, and Southern California Edison before an en banc panel this afternoon.


About National Grid

National Grid (LSE: NG; NYSE: NGG) is an electricity and natural gas delivery company that connects nearly 7 million customers to vital energy sources through its networks in New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. It is the largest distributor of natural gas in the Northeast. National Grid also operates the systems that deliver gas and electricity across Great Britain.

Through its U.S. Connect21 strategy, National Grid is transforming its electricity and natural gas networks to support the 21st century digital economy with smarter, cleaner, and more resilient energy solutions. Connect21 is vital to our communities' long-term economic and environmental health and aligns with regulatory initiatives in New York (REV: Reforming the Energy Vision) andMassachusetts (Grid Modernization.)

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