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.
$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.
WALTHAM, Mass., June 20, 2019 /3BL Media/ — National Grid will show their unwavering commitment to inclusion and diversity, and the LGBTQIA community, as a sponsor of WorldPride 2019. The WorldPride 2019 celebration in New York City also marks the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising, a series of demonstrations that sparked a fight for LGBTQIA rights in the United States. On June 30, hundreds of National Grid employees will march in the Pride parade that attracts 3 million people.
National Grid earns award for exceptional performance when restoring power to 365,000 in New York and New England following February storm
WALTHAM, Mass., June 11, 2019 /3BL Media/ – National Grid has been named the recipient of Edison Electric Institute’s Emergency Recovery Award for the company’s exceptional performance in restoring power after Winter Storm Quiana impacted more than 365,000 customers across upstate New York and New England.
Patty DiOrio, VP of US Strategy, National Grid, appeared as a speaker on a panel hosted/moderated by the Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) to briefly discuss Climate Innovation 2050 repository, which produced three alternative scenarios for achieving an 80 percent reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050. Her participation mainly highlighted National Grid’s efforts to assess and advance long-term climate goals (Northeast 80x50
Girls Inc. of Worcester is one of six Girls Inc. affiliates that participates in Girls Inc. and National Grid’s innovative STEM partnership. Since 2011, National Grid has generously provided funding to support impactful STEM programming and experiences to thousands of girls in the Northeast.
To hear more about the direct impact National Grid’s support has on Girls Inc. girls, we spoke to Brenda Nikas-Hayes, the Director of Eureka! STEM & Leadership program at Girls Inc. of Worcester. Brenda shared how her team is preparing girls to pursue STEM education and careers!