National Grid in Massachusetts Named a Most Energy Efficient Utility in U.S
Waltham, Mass., June 14, 2017 /3BL Media/ — National Grid, a major energy delivery company that provides service to more than 1.3 million electricity customers in Massachusetts, was today named one of the most energy efficient utilities in America by The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE).
ACEEE’s first Utility Energy Efficiency Scorecard ranks the country’s 51 largest US electric utilities for energy efficiency programs and policies, and focused the scorecard on three areas: energy efficiency program performance, program diversity and emerging areas, and energy efficiency- related regulatory issues. The report applauds the company for excelling in all three areas.
“National Grid is proud to serve communities and customers who are the true leaders in energy efficiency. Without them, this tremendous achievement would not be possible,” said Marcy Reed, president of National Grid Massachusetts. “We are honored by this recognition and committed to providing our customers options to obtain affordable and sustainable energy.”
National Grid scored 45.5 out of 50 possible points across all categories. Notably, the company received a perfect score for utilizing tools approved by state and federal regulators to establish robust energy efficiency programs. On average, utilities surveyed for the scorecard earned less than half of the total available points in this category. The company also received a near- perfect score for program performance.
Other contributing factors to this recognition were National Grid’s:
- Comprehensive, diverse energy efficiency programs
- Innovative pilot programs, one of which offers economic incentives for peak demand reductions
- Innovative program offerings, such as incentives for smart thermostats and heat pump water heaters
National Grid has long been recognized as a leader in energy efficiency. Last month, the company was credited by the ACEEE for its partnership with the city of Boston for offering innovative energy efficiency programs to diverse populations and cited the programs as a key factor in reducing energy waste. Last October, the ACEEE named Massachusetts the most energy efficient state for the sixth consecutive year and recognized National Grid for its role in that achievement due to its energy efficiency programs. To learn more about National Grid’s legacy of energy efficiency and its plans for the future, read National Grid CEO Dean Seaver’s eBook, “The Democratization of Energy.”
About National Grid
National Grid (LSE: NG; NYSE: NGG) is an electricity, natural gas, and clean energy delivery company that supplies the energy for more than 20 million people 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 systems that deliver gas and electricity across Great Britain.
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. Read more about the innovative projects happening across our footprint in our US President’s eBook, The Democratization of Energy.