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National Grid Named Top Utility for Energy Efficiency

Recognized for Innovative Programming for Second Consecutive Year

Submitted by: National Grid

Categories: Ratings & Awards, Corporate Social Responsibility

Posted: Feb 24, 2020 – 02:04 PM EST

 

WALTHAM, Mass., Feb. 24 /CSRwire/ - National Grid Massachusetts has been named the top utility in the country for energy efficiency by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). National Grid’s energy efficiency offerings, part of the MassSave® program, have contributed to Massachusetts being named the top state for energy efficiency for the past nine years. In awarding the company this honor, ACEEE noted National Grid’s commitment to supporting low-income programming, incentives for electric vehicle charging equipment, and unique offerings such as zero-net energy buildings and advanced heat pumps. 

 “Energy efficiency is consistently shown to be the most cost-effective method of emissions reduction and allows all of our customers to play a part in the clean energy transition while also saving money,” said Marcy Reed, President of National Grid Massachusetts and EVP of US Policy and Social Impact. “I am proud that National Grid’s energy efficiency programs have been recognized as #1 in the nation by prioritizing low-income communities, electric vehicle infrastructure, and aggressive programs for high energy use commercial and industrial customers. We are committed to supporting the Commonwealth and our customers in our shared goals of meaningful deep emissions reductions and a clean energy future.”

In 2018, the latest year with full program results, National Grid’s energy efficiency programs helped its customers significantly reduce their energy usage and contributed to the Commonwealth’s clean energy and climate goals.  

  • Electric customers saved 743 annual gigawatt-hours, the equivalent of powering over 102,000 homes for a year;

  • Gas customers saved 19.5 million annual therms, the equivalent of heating over 23,000 homes for a year;

  • $1,299,908,480 in total benefits delivered to the customer and the Commonwealth;

  • 504,601 tons of carbon dioxide emissions reduced, the equivalent of taking 97,000 cars off the road for a year and a major step towards the Commonwealth achieving its ambitious greenhouse gas emissions reductions goals.  

Massachusetts, National Grid, and its partner utilities have committed to the most ambitious energy efficiency targets in the nation in its 2019-2021 statewide energy efficiency plan, expected to result in over $8 billion in benefits for utility customers across the Commonwealth. National Grid shares the first-place ranking with Eversource MA, its partner in MassSave®. 

“The Baker-Polito Administration is grateful to National Grid for their partnership and leadership on energy efficiency, which has helped Massachusetts lead the nation in energy efficiency for nine years in a row,” said Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Kathleen Theoharides. “We look forward to continued collaboration on energy efficiency investments that help the Commonwealth meet its goal of reaching net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 while delivering significant financial savings for residents, business and municipalities.”

 “National Grid MA has delivered far greater energy savings, as a share of sales, than any other utility in our scorecard. In doing so, it has proven its innovation and leadership in the industry,” said Steven Nadel, Executive Director at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). “It also stands out for its bold investments in low-income communities. Last year, it spent more than 15% of its efficiency funding – above the industry average of 10% – on programs to help these communities save energy.”

National Grid offers a variety of programs for both gas and electric residential customers and gas and electric business customers to adopt energy efficiency solutions. Customer can also shop for the best energy efficient products at Ngrid.com/shop.  

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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