SAN DIEGO, Calif. November 7, 2019 /3BL Media/ – National Grid today announced that two of its energy storage projects have been recognized as Energy Storage North America (ESNA) 2019 Innovation Award winners in the categories of microgrids and behind-the-meter projects. The projects were chosen for their innovation and leadership in energy storage, as well as a positive impact on the energy storage industry.
With generator, makes the island more resilient, defers need for new transmission
WALTHAM, Mass., October 8, 2019 /3BL Media/ – National Grid today unveiled one of the largest battery energy storage resources in the Northeast United States. Built on the island of Nantucket, in Massachusetts, the facility will ensure electric reliability for customers during peak summer months and defer the need for construction of an additional underwater supply cable to the island.
Plan expands access to community solar, reduces energy costs for customers
SYRACUSE, N.Y., October 7, 2019/3BL Media/ – National Grid has submitted a first-of-its-kind proposal to enhance its upstate New York Community Distributed Generation Program that, if approved by state regulators, would expand access to clean energy to more low and moderate income customers.
SYRACUSE, N.Y., October 4, 2019 /3BL Media/ – To further its commitment to clean energy and electricity reliability for upstate New York customers, National Grid has opened a competitive bidding process for a minimum of 10 megawatts of energy storage in key locations across the company’s service area. The projects must be in commercial operation by Dec.
A statement from Dean Seavers, President, National Grid, US
October 3, 2019 /3BL Media/ - “National Grid is committed to achieving deep decarbonization across the Northeast. The transportation sector, which is currently the largest emitter of greenhouse gases, is poised for meaningful and necessary reductions.
Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island top list in 2019 ACEEE rankings
WALTHAM, MA October 1, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Today, the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) released its 2019 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard, and National Grid’s service area in three states — M.A., R.I., and N.Y.— all ranked among the top five states in energy efficiency. Massachusetts ranked number one for the ninth year in a row, with R.I. ranked third, and N.Y. moving from sixth in 2018 to fifth this year.
As lawmakers take their oaths of office and begin to set policy agendas, establishing an economywide price on carbon should be at the top of their lists.
Everything I read and hear about carbon pricing rarely shares the customer’s point of view. That’s a shame. I’d argue that the only way we’ll likely see success with enacting an economy-wide carbon price is evaluating all policies through a customer lens.
Company ensures customers’ needs are met on journey to clean energy future
WALTHAM, M.A. – National Grid welcomed Gregory Knight to the Company as the new Chief Customer Officer on September 16. Knight brings over 25 years of experience across the customer operations lifecycle after holding leadership roles in sales, billing, supply chain, and customer care management.
By Rudy Wynter, President and COO of the Wholesale Networks and U.S. Capital Delivery group, National Grid
As the cost of energy storage continues to decline, more and more utilities will turn to batteries. According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, the levelized cost of energy for lithium-ion batteries configured to supply four hours of grid power — a standard requirement for many grid services — has fallen by 74 per cent since 2012. Costs for those batteries is projected to drop even further – by as much as 67 per cent by 2030, the National Renewable Energy Laboratory found in a recent study. Such a precipitous decline will only make storage a more valuable tool for utilities and others.
National Grid is at the forefront of the clean energy transition. We’re interconnecting more rooftop solar and energy storage, helping to create electric vehicle charging infrastructure, and investing to turn organic waste into renewable energy.