“Tour our 21st century infrastructure” Connect21 video series
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Mark Hawke, Mayor of Gardner, MA, was probably speaking on behalf of a lot of people when he said, “It blew my mind when I found out that the only way National Grid knows that the power went out is if you call and tell them.
Cue grid modernization and a future when a customer’s meter will let us know they’ve lost power; when devices on electricity poles sense where an outage has occurred and re-route power to restore most customers in under a minute.
2nd stop in the “Tour our 21st century infrastructure” Connect21 video series
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Imagine: Producing clean energy, improving air quality, and tackling climate change with…wastewater.
The Newtown Creek renewable gas project in Brooklyn, NY will do just that. In our Connect21 video, the NYC Department of Environmental Protection and National Grid tell a compelling story about converting biogas into renewable natural gas for residential and commercial use.
In the past few months, Tesla has announced to great acclaim the sale of a new home battery as well as a microgrid in a box. At the same time, the cost of photovoltaics – the guts of solar panels – has dropped precipitously and is trending in that direction well into the future. In other words, what is driving energy headlines is the hardware that will drive our nascent energy revolution.
The next generation of employees expects businesses to be more involved in “social action” and making a difference in communities, according to National Grid CEO Steve Holliday.
Holliday was speaking at Business in the Community’s Responsible Business Awards at the Royal Albert Hall. “The next generation are not looking for the same as I was looking for,” he said. “Social action is becoming a must-have.”
A partnership between National Grid and the Boston Celtics culminated in June with two schools – one in Massachusetts and another in Rhode Island – earning a STEM Lab renovation.
The STEM Lab was awarded through an incentive-based program and viral online campaign, #EnergyAssist, through which middle school students submitted videos and images showcasing their efforts to conserve energy at their schools. The contest ran online through April.
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Smart companies know that supporting small business is one of the best ways to accomplish these goals. Even smarter ones recognize the benefits of doing business with diverse suppliers — like small businesses run by women, minorities, veterans or people with disabilities.
National Grid Director of Supplier Diversity Carla Hunter Ramsey says she couldn’t be prouder of the strides National Grid has made in six short years with supplier diversity.
Diverse proposals deliver new technologies, strategic partnerships, customer options
July 2, 2015 /3BL Media/ - National Grid is driving innovation and creating the utility of the future through four proposed demonstration projects that will integrate clean energy, harness new technologies, and deliver new options – and more control – for customers. The proposed projects have been submitted to state regulators as part of the New York Public Service Commission’s proceeding on Reforming the Energy Vision, or REV. They focus on three distinct geographic regions with very different customer needs.
Waltham, Mass., June 26, 2015 /3BL Media/ – National Grid issued a statement today in acknowledgment of the Supreme Court ruling that the Constitution guarantees a right to same-sex marriage. In a 5 to 4 decision, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy wrote the majority opinion, stating that gay and lesbian couples had a fundamental right to marry.
Shares proposed demonstration projects and dedicates resources
New York, N.Y., June 25, 2015 /3BL Media/ - Today National Grid announced its continued commitment to being the utility of the future at New York State’s media availability session on the Reforming Energy Vision (REV) proposed demonstration projects. To support REV and other efforts taking place around its footprint, National Grid announced the creation of its New Energy Solutions team at today’s event.
On this 5th stop of our Connect21 video series, tour the substation with Massachusetts President Marcy Reed, and hear what former Massachusetts Senator Gail Canderas and local officials have to say about the difference upgraded infrastructure is making, particularly during storms.