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Emerging Technology, Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

E-powered Backhoe to be Tested on National Grid Project Sites

11 Jan , 2021  

i-micronews.com, 1/11/21. John Deere, a manufacturer of construction equipment, and National Grid, an electricity, natural gas, and clean energy delivery company serving more than 20 million people throughout the Northeast, will joint test an electric backhoe concept. The John Deere developed, battery-powered, electric vehicle design – referred to as E-Power – will target the ease of operation and […]

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Law & Policy, Programs & Policy

New Gas Pipeline Idea Threatens Peace of Moratorium Lift

4 Dec , 2019  

This article was originally published on utilitydive.com on Nov. 25, 2019. Dive Brief: National Grid has agreed to lift its moratorium on new gas service applications in downstate New York for a two-year period, after striking a deal with the state, Gov. Andrew Cuomo, D, announced Monday. The utility will begin processing applications that have been […]

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Efficiency in Action, Markets & Business

Two National Grid Projects Steal Spotlight on the Big Stage

13 Nov , 2019  

This article was originally published on csrwire.com on Nov. 8, 2019. Their work is paving the way for the global transition to a clean, resilient, and reliable grid. – Janice Lin, Energy Storage North America Conference Chair National Grid today announced that two of its energy storage projects have been recognized as Energy Storage North […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Energy Storage, Program Evaluation, Programs & Policy

Maximizing Grid Energy Storage in Nantucket

1 Nov , 2019  

This article was originally published on PNNL on Oct. 9, 2019. NANTUCKET, Mass. –  With the simple cutting of a ribbon this week, residents of Nantucket Island, joined by state and local officials and representatives from National Grid, the U.S Department of Energy’s Office of Electricity (OE), and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), ushered in […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

New England Faces Risk of Rollings Blackouts Without New Pipelines

19 Feb , 2018  

Pipeline

New England grid operator warns of rolling blackouts without new pipelines Telegram, Janurary 19, 2018 THE ISSUE: While New England has become increasingly reliant on natural gas to produce electricity, some say pipeline capacity hasn’t kept pace with demand. THE IMPACT: Grid operator ISO New England warns that fuel insecurity could lead to rolling blackouts […]

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Program Evaluation, Programs & Policy

It’s About Time: Doing Integrated Real-Time Impact Evaluations

12 Sep , 2016  

Sue Haselhorst, ERS, and Joe Dolengo, National Grid, presented at ACEEE Summer Study, 2016 ABSTRACT It has become clichéd that implementers want evaluation results sooner and with actionable recommendations; however, impact results often arrive two to four years after the measures are installed and paid, for and the evaluator recommendations are stale. National Grid’s (NGrid’s) […]

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Program Implementation, Programs & Policy

National Grid Zeros in on Aggressive Energy Efficiency Targets

2 Sep , 2016  

The kilowatt you never use: How National Grid plans to save customers $3.6B through efficiency Utility Dive, August 31, 2016 According to ACEEE, Massachusetts’ approach to efficiency “has resulted in one of the most ambitious fully-funded state savings targets, incremental electric savings targets ramping up from 2.5% to 2.6% from 2013-2015.” And the state gives […]

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Program Implementation, Programs & Policy

Rhode Island Debates EE Surcharge Plan on Oil and Propane

7 Jun , 2016  

waste-heat-industrial EE surcharge

Surcharge to fund energy efficiency in R.I. lacking support Providence Journal, June 1, 2016 State lawmakers are debating a plan to help home heating oil and propane customers pay for energy efficiency improvements — such as new furnaces — with a surcharge on those fuels. A bill, developed by the Rhode Island Office of Energy […]

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Markets & Business, Markets & Trends

Oracle Buys Opower for $548 Million

2 May , 2016  

Opower

Oracle Corp. (ORCL) To Tap US Utility Transition With Purchase Of Energy Efficiency Developer Opower Inc. (OPWR) IBT, May 2, 2016. Image credit: Peggy_Marco U.S. software giant Oracle Corp. says it wants a slice of the clean energy transition unfolding across America’s $2.3 trillion utilities industry. Oracle (NYSE:ORCL) announced Monday it will buy software-as-a-service company Opower Inc. […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Renewables

SolarWise: National Grid’s Online Solar Marketplace

14 Mar , 2016  

Xcel

National Grid to Provide One-Stop Solar Shopping For Rhode Island Customers 3BL Media, March 8, 2016. Image credit: Hans Rhode Island electric customers of National Grid will soon have a convenient online tool to use in researching and purchasing solar energy systems for their homes and businesses. Thanks to action taken by the Rhode Island Public […]

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