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National Grid Proposes New Transmission Project: Would Provide Host Community Benefits, Help Secure New England's Clean Energy Future

Granite State Power Link Will Deliver up to 1,200 Megawatts of Cost-Effective Clean Energy with Minimal Environmental and Visual Impacts, And Significant Economic Benefits for Host Communities
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WALTHAM, Mass., March 28, 2017 /3BL Media/ - National Grid today announced a proposal to develop an innovative, new transmission project that would bring up to 1,200 megawatts of clean energy from Canada to the New England power grid. To drive down costs, increase efficiency and minimize environmental impacts, the proposed Granite State Power Link (GSPL) will be constructed almost entirely along existing transmission corridors and will maximize use of existing infrastructure.

Museum of Science: The Gift That Keeps on Giving

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Originally posted on Youtube.

Mike Bloomberg gives a gift to the Museum of Science, Boston to create the William and Charlotte Bloomberg Science Education Center in honor of his parents.

 

Join National Grid to Celebrate National Drive Electric Week

The company is supporting events in New England and New York
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WALTHAM, MA., September 8, 2016 /3BL Media/ – Do you own an electric vehicle, or are you considering the benefits of driving an environmentally-friendly vehicle with overall lower fuel costs and fewer maintenance requirements? If so, consider joining National Grid to celebrate National Drive Electric Week.

David Ortiz Helps Children in the Places He Calls Home

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With 24 home runs and a .315 batting average, David Ortiz’s booming bat doesn’t show any signs of slowing down in his farewell season, nor does his work with the David Ortiz Children’s Fund – a legacy of giving that will last long beyond his retirement.

In February 2005, Ortiz visited children at the CEDIMAT Hospital in his home country of the Dominican Republic. Overwhelmed by the experience, Ortiz created the DOCF as a way to be proactive in the effort to support healthcare for children.

Republic of Pittsfield, MA Take Part in the Largest Fourth of July Parade in the U.S.

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Republic Services’ Pittsfield, MA division participated in the largest Fourth of July Parade and Festival in the country with over 175 exhibitors and sponsors. The streets of Pittsfield are lined with people from all over New England who come to watch and participate in the festivities. This year, Republic Services employees and their children marched in the parade with the Republic banner. Republic Services is pleased to be a sponsor of this annual event.

National Grid Completes Major Upgrade of Canada-New England Transmission Link

HVDC system is significant source of clean energy for the region
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WALTHAM, Mass., July 12, 2016 /3BL Media/ – National Grid recently completed a major upgrade to its portion of a 960-mile, 450 kilovolt high-voltage direct-current, or HVDC, transmission system that has been delivering clean, carbon-free electricity from Canada to New England for the past 25 years.  National Grid is the majority owner of the US portion of the system, which it operates on behalf of some 35 other energy providers.  The $27 million project took approximately three years and was completed on time and on budget.

Helping Save Lives in New England Communities

Imagine your local firefighters showing up to an emergency in the family minivan, sports car or farm truck.
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Having a dedicated piece of apparatus saves critical time

Imagine your local firefighters showing up to an emergency in the family minivan, sports car or farm truck.

In Readsboro, a small town of close to 800 people in Vermont, this is a reality.

As emergency calls come in, dedicated volunteer firefighters respond to potentially life or death incidents, such as brush fires, severe weather incidents and medical calls, in their private vehicles, as there is no available emergency response vehicle.

National Grid’s Interstate Reliability Project—A Connect 21 Video

Collaboration Without Boarders
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The Interstate Reliability Project will meet the demand for electricity and support the reliable delivery of electricity to customers under many different conditions.

The Interstate Reliability Project, designed to improve reliability of our transmission network, is a New England East-West Solution (NEEWS) 345-kV transmission project. The project is in an existing transmission right-of-way and covers territory in three states, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut.

National Grid Balances New England’s Energy Future: A Connect21 Video

Our New England energy strategy: Focusing on the right infrastructure investments today, so we can move to cleaner energy tomorrow.
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New England energy strategy for National Grid is one where we’re trying to address both policy issues as well as customer issues.” Sandy Taft, director, Environmental & Sustainable Policy expresses that we are resolute about shaping an energy future that addresses reliability and affordability concerns.

Travelers Championship Highlights the Power of Charitable Giving Through Four Exceptional Young People

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The 2015 Travelers Championship began today at TPC River Highlands in Cromwell, Connecticut. This year’s event features Bubba Watson, Sergio Garcia, Patrick Reed, Ernie Els, Zach Johnson, and other top PGA TOUR players.

As part of the tournament’s commitment to generating funds and awareness for charity, four young individuals from Connecticut who have demonstrated outstanding leadership in promoting charitable causes will serve as Honorary Co-Chairs.

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