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.
Company enhances precautionary measures, remains focused on delivering safe, reliable energy
NEW YORK, March 19, 2020 /3BL Media/ - National Grid has implemented additional steps to protect customers and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic while continuing to ensure the safe, reliable delivery of electricity and natural gas across its Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island service areas. The company’s employees will continue to focus on delivering essential customer services, while temporarily suspending non-essential work that requires access to customers’ homes or businesses.
March 18, 2020 /3BL Media/ - National Grid is directing $500,000 to support customers affected by the health impacts, financial hardships and disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding will provide immediate relief to families and individuals in need and bolster efforts by local organizations to assist communities across Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island.