April 21, 2017, WALTHAM, MASS. /3BL Media/ - April is Earth Month, and National Grid continues its annual commitment by sponsoring Earth Day events throughout our service territory of New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. This year we have over 600 volunteers participating in 19 community activities throughout the month in all three states.
Company honors field force that maintains service for more than 3.5 million customers
WALTHAM, Mass., April 17, 2017 /3BL Media/ – National Grid’s field workers are dedicated to providing reliable electric service to over 3.5 million customers in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and upstate New York. In the aftermath of storms and other emergencies they work diligently to restore power as quickly and safely as possible. Because of their unwavering efforts and commitment to customers, National Grid is proud to recognize the field force on National Lineman Appreciation Day, which falls on April 18.
Granite State Power Link Will Deliver up to 1,200 Megawatts of Cost-Effective Clean Energy with Minimal Environmental and Visual Impacts, And Significant Economic Benefits for Host Communities
WALTHAM, Mass., March 28, 2017 /3BL Media/ - National Grid today announced a proposal to develop an innovative, new transmission project that would bring up to 1,200 megawatts of clean energy from Canada to the New England power grid. To drive down costs, increase efficiency and minimize environmental impacts, the proposed Granite State Power Link (GSPL) will be constructed almost entirely along existing transmission corridors and will maximize use of existing infrastructure.
March 22, 2017 /3BL Media/ - The White House proposed the elimination of the Low-Income Home Energy Program (LIHEAP) last week. While this proposal is not binding, we urge Congress and the Administration to reconsider this position. LIHEAP, created under President Ronald Reagan, has a history of bipartisan support and has provided millions of vulnerable Americans critical assistance with their energy bills since it was first created in 1981.
Recognition honors those companies who lead with integrity and align principle with action
WALTHAM, Mass., March 13, 2017 /3BL Media/ – National Grid has been recognized by the Ethisphere Institute, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, as a 2017 World’s Most Ethical Company®.
National Grid has been recognized seven times and is one of only six in the Energy & Utilities industry, underscoring its commitment to leading ethical business standards and practices.
February 2, 2017 /3BL Media/ - National Grid today announced plans to help move the Commonwealth of Massachusetts closer to a clean energy future. To assist the state in its growing demand for “green” transportation, the company plans to develop more than 1,200 electric vehicle charging ports at 140 sites over a three-year period.
Let’s be honest. Most of our customers believe energy prices are too volatile and too expensive. Reliability might have been a differentiator for high-performing utilities in years past, but today, keeping the lights on is table stakes.
When I talk to our customers, it’s clear that many of them share the same top priority about electricity: when they flip the switch, the lights go on. Yet, I’ve learned that what happens behind the scenes – and what affects the service those customers see every day – is much more complex.
Company receives a top rating of 100% from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation
WALTHAM, Mass., December 15, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Last week the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation released the results of its annual Corporate Equality Index (CEI) for 2017, where National Grid was one of 11 energy companies, and about 500 companies across the US, to receive the top rating of 100%. This ranking categorizes National Grid as one of HRC’s ‘Best Places to Work for LGBT equality.’
PROVIDENCE, R.I., December 12, 2016 /3BL Media/ – After just 11 months of construction on its “sea2shore: The Renewable Link” project, National Grid today announced that it is now officially delivering electricity generated by the offshore Block Island Wind Farm to the electricity grid in Rhode Island and to customers – a first-in-the-nation milestone.