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.
Showcase of trades and energy careers, demonstrations for Schenectady youth.
SCHENECTADY, N.Y. /3BL Media/ – National Grid, in partnership with SEAT (Social Enterprise and Training) Center celebrated the company’s first ever local Trades Summer Camp for more than a dozen Schenectady youth, ages 13 – 15.
POTSDAM, N.Y. /3BL Media/ – National Grid awarded a CleanTech Incubation Program incentive totaling $100,000 that Clarkson University will use to offset Damon Hall Phase III construction costs. The additional space has allowed LC Drives to expand and grow, driving a total 30 jobs with combined revenues of $1.34 million in the downtown campus and significantly adding to Clarkson’s clean-tech incubation ecosystem.
LOWELL — Girls Inc. of Greater Lowell received a $30,000 grant from the National Grid U.S. STEM Partnership to advance summer programs for young girls.
This is the fourth year the organization has received support from National Grid, according to Greater Lowell Girls Inc. Executive Director Tracy Ingersoll. “Very often, STEM careers are very lucrative careers,” Ingersoll said. And for young girls, “It’s not encouraged as much as it should be, I personally think,” she added.
Customers are reminded that extended heat, humidity can cause heat stress
July 18, 2019 /3BL Media/ - The heat is on through the weekend across upstate New York with forecasters calling for a run of high temperatures and humidity in the region. While electricity supply to the area is adequate, National Grid has increased overnight and weekend staffing and will continue to closely monitor the weather, electricity demand and system reliability. We also offer the following safety and energy-efficiency tips to help customers beat the heat.
Report imposters demanding immediate payment or attempting to access your home
July 15, 2019 /3BL Media/ - Summertime is the hottest season for scammers. Reported utility billing and payment scams are resurfacing once again across National Grid’s U.S. service area and around the Northeast. And National Grid is warning its customers to beware and know the signs of a scam.
$2.6 Million Combined Gift Supports Hundreds of Agencies Across NY, MA and RI
Waltham, MA, July 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ – National Grid and its employees have once again joined forces to help support 35 United Way chapters throughout the company’s US service area. This year, more than 4,500 National Grid employees pledged more than $1.4 million to the United Way campaign. When combined with the company’s contribution of $1.2 million, National Grid’s total pledges for the recently completed campaign came to more than $2.6 million, matching last year’s levels, which assist hundreds of United Way supported grassroots agencies.
Company’s electricity field force maintains service for more than 10 million people, goes above and beyond to assist those in need
July 10, 2019 /3BL Media/ – National Grid’s electricity field force is a special group of people who perform extraordinary work in some of the toughest conditions. Their unwavering level of commitment to our customers – combined with their willingness to go above and beyond – make us proud to once again celebrate National Lineworker Appreciation Day on July 10.