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National Grid US Crosses Milestone, Connects 3 GW of Clean Distributed Generation

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WALTHAM, Mass., January 19, 2022 /3BL Media/ - National Grid announced today that the company has reached a milestone in connecting more than three gigawatts (GW) of renewable distributed generation across its network.

With 3 GW total of renewable distributed generation now connected to its network, enough to power approximately 600,000 homes, National Grid is the #2 utility in the nation for non-residential solar installations and #7 for residential solar installations. 

National Grid Wins Two EEI Awards for Emergency Response

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WALTHAM, Mass., January 11, 2022 /3BL Media/ - The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) has announced National Grid as a recipient of EEI’s Emergency Response Award and Emergency Recovery Award. Presented to EEI member companies, the honors recognize recovery and assistance efforts of electric companies following service disruptions caused by extreme weather or other natural events. The winners were chosen by a panel of judges following an international nomination process, and the awards are presented during EEI’s January Board and CEO meeting.

Barilla America Aided by Energy Efficiency Incentives

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BUFFALO, N.Y., December 16, 2021 /3BL Media/ - As Barilla America Inc. strives toward achieving its corporate sustainability targets at its Avon, N.Y., manufacturing facility, National Grid has provided the pasta manufacturer with more than $100,000 in energy efficiency incentives and will continue working with the company to identify additional cost- and energy-savings opportunities to help the plant run more efficiently and remain competitive.

National Grid and Town of Hempstead to Develop One of the First Green Hydrogen Blending Projects in the Country

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December 15, 2021 /3BL Media/ - National Grid and the Town of Hempstead, today announced a joint project to build one of the first and largest clean hydrogen projects in the country, to decarbonize networks. The HyGrid Project located in Point Lookout on Long Island will blend green hydrogen into the existing distribution system to heat approximately 800 homes and fuel 10 municipal vehicles.

National Grid Restores Power to Nearly 180,000 Upstate New York Customers Impacted by Damaging Windstorm

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National Grid’s upstate New York field force of more than 3,400 workers has restored power to nearly 180,000 of the approximately 215,000 customers impacted by the powerful windstorm that swept across the region Saturday through this morning. The storm, which included gusts of up to 80 mph in some areas, brought significant and widespread damage to the company’s electricity delivery system, leaving behind at least 225 broken utility poles, 100 damaged transformers and hundreds of toppled trees, tree limbs and downed wires.

National Grid Climate Leaders: Meet Natalie Skoblow

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Senior Social Media Specialist Natalie Skoblow is a true leader of change. Not only is she an influencer in the sustainable social media space outside of work – promoting ‘thrifting’, solar panel charging and earth-friendly fashion on her blog – she also helps amplify our commitment to a clean energy future via National Grid’s US social channels. She’s taken steps to learn about clean energy through further education outside her day job, and says her mission is to be a resource that helps people learn about sustainability in an approachable way and inspire others to make a positive impact.

National Grid Climate Leaders: Meet Pradheep Kileti

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Pradheep Kileti has taken his passion for renewables and turned it into an entire department. He spearheaded the creation of the Future of Heat group in Gas Engineering, building it from just one person to a group with its own budget and capital plans for future work. As Director, Future of Heat Engineering, Pradheep leads on innovation, research and development, helping bring sustainable energy plans and ideas to reality. He also guides many technical aspects of National Grid’s renewables efforts on the journey towards net zero.

National Grid Climate Leaders: Meet Julia Gold

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Julia Gold is a Climate Leader both professionally and personally. She grew up green, inspired by her environmental campaigner parents from the start. Now she’s carrying on the cause via her career working to decarbonize transport and her eco-friendly home life. At work, she helps our customers reduce greenhouse gas emissions by electrifying transportation in her role as Strategy and Policy Analyst, Clean Transportation. At home, she ‘walks the walk’ by driving an electric vehicle, growing her own food, and living in a house with solar panels and energy storage.

National Grid Climate Leaders: Meet Brittney Pietro

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Brittney Pietro takes positive steps both personally and professionally to protect the environment, fight climate change and inspire others to make positive environmental choices. She inspires her team by sharing tips about energy efficiency products and technologies to save energy and create a smaller carbon footprint. Her enthusiasm and creativity shine through in her role as lead customer strategist for New York low to moderate income programmes – where she’s involved in designing energy efficiency programmes and bringing education and outreach to community events.

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