National Grid Supports New York's Energy Efficiency Leadership
December 21, 2020 at 08:25 AM EST
State is among nation’s top 5 in 2020 energy efficiency rankings for second consecutive year
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WALTHAM, Mass., December 21, 2020 /3BL Media/ - The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy has released its annual State Energy Efficiency Scorecard, and the three states that comprise National Grid’s service area — Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island — have once again ranked among the top five in energy efficiency.
“With an unprecedented number of people working from home as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, energy efficiency programs that give businesses and households the ability to save money and reduce their emissions are more important than ever,” said Badar Khan, National Grid’s U.S. President. “We’re proud to have spearheaded innovative energy efficiency initiatives during this challenging time to ensure our customers continue to have access to these important clean energy programs.”
Reducing energy use through efficiency initiatives and demand response is the first pillar of National Grid’s Net Zero by 2050 Plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions and combat climate change on behalf of its customers and communities. The plan builds on the company’s Responsible Business Charter, which established National Grid’s commitments to the environment, employees, customers and communities, and aligns with New York’s ambitious, nation-leading climate and clean energy initiative: the New York State Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act.
In addition to supporting the CLCPA, National Grid works closely with state regulators and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), and partners with commercial and industrial customers and municipalities to help them achieve their energy efficiency targets and save money. Over the last five years, the company’s New York customers have received more than $263 million in incentives for installing a variety of energy efficiency projects that have saved 1.6 million megawatt-hours of electricity and more than 6.9 million dekatherms of natural gas. This resulted in a carbon reduction of 1.6 million tons, which is the equivalent of taking nearly 335,000 cars off the road.
Some of the 2020 successes from these partnerships include:
More information about National Grid’s energy saving programs is available here. Among the company’s offerings:
About National Grid
National Grid (NYSE: NGG) is an electricity, natural gas, and clean energy delivery company serving more than 20 million people through our networks in New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. National Grid is transforming our electricity and natural gas networks with smarter, cleaner, and more resilient energy solutions to meet the goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions.
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