Customers who receive HEAP also qualify for a National Grid discount rate
SYRACUSE, N.Y., June 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ – National Grid reminds customers that applications are still being accepted for the federally funded Home Energy Assistance Program and the Emergency HEAP program through June 30, 2020, while funds are available. The programs have been extended to assist customers who are struggling to pay their energy bills during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Portfolio has executed Power Purchase Agreements with Consumers Energy
MINNEAPOLIS, Minn., June 11, 2020 /3BL Media/ – Geronimo Energy (Geronimo), a National Grid company, announced today the start of construction activities for two Michigan solar projects for which Consumers Energy (Consumers) previously executed Power Purchase Agreements (PPA).
WALTHAM, MA, May 14, 2020 /3BL Media/ – National Grid has been ranked as one of the top utilities for diversity and inclusion by DiversityInc. This marks the second time National Grid has earned this distinction as one of only six utility honorees. For the first time, National Grid has also been named a top company for LGBT employees as part of the ranking.
Imposters call customers, demand immediate payment, threaten to shut off service
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.”
May 4, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The National Grid Foundation Board of Directors today announced a $500,000 donation for 45 community organizations across Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island to help support hunger relief and human services for people in need and struggling from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, including those providing meals to children and families, and those assisting first responders.
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
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.
Economic development grants help NY companies retool operations, produce pandemic supplies
NEW YORK, April 17, 2020 /3BL Media/ - As manufacturers around the world look for ways to make products that support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, National Grid has found a way to support companies across New York who are joining those efforts. As an example, Cohoes-based high-tech manufacturer Precision Valve and Automation, or PVA, is receiving National Grid support to produce critical equipment for healthcare workers and patients.
Company will delay approved April 1 bill increase to lessen economic impact of coronavirus
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.