National Grid

New England News
2:25 pm
Tue July 8, 2014

Power Restored For Nearly 19,000 In Northern Berkshire

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National Grid says it has restored power to nearly 19,000 customers in Northern Berkshire County after a circuit breaker failed at a substation in Adams. WAMC’s Berkshire Bureau Chief Jim Levulis reports.

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Hudson Valley News
2:51 pm
Tue April 22, 2014

National Grid Removes Eminent Domain From Its Plans

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An energy company that is submitting a proposal to the New York State Public Service Commission for a major power line project appears to have allayed one major concern. And while community groups praise the utility’s move, they say they are not completely at ease, and have other worries.

There is an AC, or alternating current, transmission proceeding under way, and developers are working on proposals for high-voltage transmission line upgrades. One of the utility companies putting forth a proposal is National Grid. Here’s spokesman Patrick Stella.

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New York News
6:56 am
Mon December 23, 2013

Ice, Rain Cause Power Outages In North & West NY

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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.

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.

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New York News
12:15 pm
Tue August 6, 2013

A Talk With Ken Daly, President Of National Grid NY

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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.

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Capital Region News
5:42 pm
Sun March 24, 2013

Exploding Albany manholes blamed on aging cables

Downtown Albany, NY.
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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.

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.

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New York News
4:59 pm
Fri March 15, 2013

Positive News For Some New York Utility Customers

New York utility regulators have approved new electricity and natural gas delivery rates for National Grid.

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.

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New England News
5:22 pm
Wed December 12, 2012

Mass. Utilities Resist DPU's Storm Response Penalties

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.

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New England News
6:00 pm
Tue December 11, 2012

Mass. Utilities Fined for Storm Response

State energy regulators have fined three Massachusetts utilities nearly $25 million for their response to two major storms in 2011.

The penalties were announced Tuesday by the Department of Public Utilities after a yearlong investigation.

Some customers were without power for a week after Tropical Storm Irene in August 2011 and a surprise October snowstorm.

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New York News
12:25 pm
Tue August 28, 2012

Bill Flaherty - National Grid

At one point after Tropical Storm Irene moved through upstate New York one year ago, national grid reported 156,000  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.

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WAMC News
4:10 pm
Tue July 3, 2012

National Grid Warns Against Scammers

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.

The utility says scammers claim customers can have their utility bills paid under a federal government program.

No such program exists.

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.

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