National Grid http://wamc.org en Ice, Rain Cause Power Outages In North & West NY http://wamc.org/post/ice-rain-cause-power-outages-north-west-ny <p>Utilities are working to restore electricity to tens of thousands of customers in northern and western New York after freezing rain coated trees with an inch of ice, snapping limbs that brought down power lines.</p><p>A spokeswoman for the Jefferson County Emergency Operations Center in Watertown said Sunday afternoon that other than some property damage and a few minor injuries, the ice storm that began Saturday hadn't caused major problems.</p> Mon, 23 Dec 2013 11:56:06 +0000 Jaired Crofut 80452 at http://wamc.org Ice, Rain Cause Power Outages In North & West NY A Talk With Ken Daly, President Of National Grid NY http://wamc.org/post/talk-ken-daly-president-national-grid-ny <p></p><p>Irene, Lee and Sandy. Three names that have likely forever changed storm preparation and response for utilities in the Northeast. Those storms are what New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has called the new normal, extreme weather events that can have a devastating and long-lasting impact on the region. Ken Daly is president of National Grid New York.</p> Tue, 06 Aug 2013 16:15:00 +0000 Brian Shields 70820 at http://wamc.org A Talk With Ken Daly, President Of National Grid NY Exploding Albany manholes blamed on aging cables http://wamc.org/post/exploding-albany-manholes-blamed-aging-cables <p>ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings says it's time National Grid reviewed the city's aging underground infrastructure, after the third incidence of exploding manhole covers downtown.<br><br>Fire officials and National Grid say an underground electrical fire sparked an explosion early Saturday that sent four manhole covers flying into the air in a downtown neighborhood. It was the third such incident in less than six months.</p> Sun, 24 Mar 2013 21:42:45 +0000 Associated Press 60575 at http://wamc.org Exploding Albany manholes blamed on aging cables Positive News For Some New York Utility Customers http://wamc.org/post/positive-news-some-new-york-utility-customers <p></p><p>New York utility regulators have approved new electricity and natural gas delivery rates for National Grid.</p><p>The Public Service Commission says the company will be allowed to collect a total of $123 million more electric revenue and almost $9 million more gas revenue over three years.</p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 20:59:34 +0000 Dave Lucas 59990 at http://wamc.org Positive News For Some New York Utility Customers Mass. Utilities Resist DPU's Storm Response Penalties http://wamc.org/post/mass-utilities-resist-dpus-storm-response-penalties <p></p><p></p><p>On Tuesday, Massachusetts Secretary of Energy and Environmental Affairs Rick Sullivan, Chair of the Department of Public Utilities Ann Berwick, and other officials, announced that their investigation to utilities’ response to Tropical Storm Irene and the October 2011 snow storm warranted $24.8 million in penalties to be returned to ratepayers.</p> Wed, 12 Dec 2012 22:22:17 +0000 Lucas Willard 53797 at http://wamc.org Mass. Utilities Resist DPU's Storm Response Penalties Mass. Utilities Fined for Storm Response http://wamc.org/post/mass-utilities-fined-storm-response <p></p><p>State energy regulators have fined three Massachusetts utilities nearly $25 million for their response to two major storms in 2011.</p><p></p><p>The penalties were announced Tuesday by the Department of Public Utilities after a yearlong investigation.</p><p>Some customers were without power for a week after Tropical Storm Irene in August 2011 and a surprise October snowstorm.</p> Tue, 11 Dec 2012 23:00:00 +0000 Lucas Willard 53730 at http://wamc.org Mass. Utilities Fined for Storm Response Bill Flaherty - National Grid http://wamc.org/post/bill-flaherty-national-grid <p>At one point after Tropical Storm Irene moved through upstate New York one year ago, national grid reported 156,000&nbsp; customers without power. For a look back, and a look at what has changed since the storm, WAMC’s Brian Shields talked today with Bill Flaherty, a regional executive with National Grid, who recalls the preparation before the storm hit.</p> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 16:25:00 +0000 Brian Shields 46591 at http://wamc.org National Grid Warns Against Scammers http://wamc.org/post/national-grid-warns-against-scammers <p>BOSTON (AP) -- Electric and natural gas utility National Grid is warning its customers not to fall for a bill-paying scam that asks them to disclose Social Security and bank routing numbers.</p><p>The utility says scammers claim customers can have their utility bills paid under a federal government program.</p><p>No such program exists.</p><p>The solicitations have been made door-to-door, online and in through phone calls. The company says customers are asked for Social Security and bank routing numbers, then given fake account numbers said to be for payment on their behalf.</p> Tue, 03 Jul 2012 20:10:33 +0000 Lucas Willard 42404 at http://wamc.org National Grid Warns Against Scammers