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National Grid Warns Customers of Latest Payment Phone Scam

Imposters call customers, demand immediate payment, threaten to shut off service
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May 5, 2020 /3BL Media/ - National Grid is warning customers to beware of a new phone scam where imposters are demanding immediate bill payment and threatening service disconnection. This latest scam, which is targeting customers already facing hardships due to COVID-19, involves callers who pretend to be National Grid representatives. They tell customers that unless payment is made within 30 minutes, their power will be shut off. The customer is then directed to call, “the direct billing department to make a payment and avoid power disconnection.” 
 

Geronimo Energy, a National Grid company, and Cargill Announce Virtual Power Purchase Agreement for 200 MW MISO Illinois Solar Project

Prairie Wolf Solar Project poised to be one of the largest solar developments east of the Mississippi and one of the largest single project VPPAs in the country
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April 22, 2020 /3BL Media/ - Geronimo Energy (Geronimo), a National Grid company, and Cargill announced today the execution of a Virtual Power Purchase Agreement (VPPA) for the Prairie Wolf Solar Project (Prairie Wolf) in Coles County, Illinois.

National Grid Appoints President of US Business and Managing Director of National Grid Ventures

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Badar Khan has been appointed President of the US Business, following the departure of Dean Seavers at the end of 2019.  Badar has been acting as interim President since November 2019.

Commenting on the appointment, John Pettigrew, Group Chief Executive said:

National Grid Takes Another Step to Mitigate COVID-19’s Financial Impact on New York Customers

Company will delay approved April 1 bill increase to lessen economic impact of coronavirus
Press Release

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.

National Grid Temporarily Suspends Collections-Related Activities to Lessen COVID-19 Hardship on Customers

Company deploys comprehensive pandemic response plan, continues to closely monitor outbreak
Press Release

WALTHAM, Mass., March 13, 2020 /3BL Media/ - National Grid has temporarily suspended collections-related activities, including service disconnections, to lessen any financial hardship the COVID-19 pandemic may have on our customers. The decision is part of the company’s pandemic preparedness plan, which is designed to mitigate the impact the virus has on our customers, our workforce and our ability to deliver safe, reliable electricity and natural gas to our customers.

National Grid Recognized for Innovative Solar Marketplace

The Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative honors company with customer engagement award
Press Release

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.

National Grid Named Top Diversity Employer

The Human Rights Campaign Foundation and Forbes honor company with diversity awards
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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.

National Grid Urges U.S. to Stay in the Paris Agreement

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LONDON, December 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ - National Grid is publicly advocating for the United States to stay in the Paris Climate Agreement. This new step in the company’s longstanding support for the agreement follows the beginning of the United States’ formal withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement in November. The withdrawal process, if it moves forward, would be complete at this time next year.

National Grid Urges U.S. to Stay in the Paris Agreement

Press Release

LONDON, December 2, 2019 /3BL Media/ - National Grid is publicly advocating for the United States to stay in the Paris Climate Agreement. This new step in the company’s longstanding support for the agreement follows the beginning of the United States’ formal withdrawal from the Paris Climate Agreement in November. The withdrawal process, if it moves forward, would be complete at this time next year.

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