Study Shows Efficiency Programs Have Provided Jobs & Savings to Rhode Islanders

Energy efficiency adds up to jobs, savings, says Grid study

Warwick Beacon, November 14, 2013

Yesterday morning, representatives from National Grid, Energy Source and Citizens Bank came together to announce the results of an economic impact study showing National Grid’s energy-efficiency programs have provided jobs and savings to Rhode Islanders.

The economic impact study, which was completed by the New England Clean Energy Council at the request of National Grid, revealed that in 2012 National Grid created 528 full-time jobs with an annual economic impact of $27 million in Rhode Island (an estimated average annual earning of $51,410 per worker). This comes at a time when Rhode Island has the second highest unemployment rate in the country, and despite a troubled economy.

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