National Grid receives 2 EEI Awards

National Grid receives 2 EEI Awards

National Grid receives Edison Electric Institute’s Awards

National Grid – National Grid was named as a recipient of Edison Electric Institute’s Emergency Response Award and Emergency Recovery Award. Presented to Edison Electric Institute member companies, the honors recognize the company’s recovery efforts following disruptions to electricity service caused by extreme weather or other natural events. In January, during EEI’s Board and CEO meeting, the winners are announced following an international nomination process.

As a result, National Grid was awarded the Emergency Assistance Award for its efforts in New York during Hurricane Ida, as well as the two EEI Emergency Recovery Awards for its efforts during Tropical Storm Henri and the Nor’easter of October 20, 2021, in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

In 2017, several significant storms and other extreme weather events affected many customers and communities throughout the nation, according to EEI President Tom Kuhn. During and following Hurricane Ida, Tropical Storm Henri, and the October 2021 Nor’easter, National Grid employees worked throughout the night to make sure power was restored safely. He further added, “I am honored to present these well-deserved awards to National Grid and the employees who so proudly serve the customers and communities it serves. I applaud them for their unwavering commitment.”

Even with some of the most damaging storms to strike National Grid’s service area in nearly 20 years, the company has increased its focus on effective and safe restoration to meet customer demands. An emergency response team ensures power is restored as soon as possible for all customers. Last summer and fall, during extreme weather events, National Grid crews tirelessly restored power to affected areas and customers over 18-hour shifts.

Our team is always ready to respond to a storm approaching our region to make sure we are offering the best protection for our customers, said Badar Khan, President of National Grid in the United States. “We are continuously examining our emergency response efforts to find ways to improve as extreme weather increases in frequency and severity. We make improvements with every storm. Our team was full of gratitude to be recognized by EEI this fall for the work they did for our customers.

Our membership is made up of all investor-owned electric companies in the United States. These companies service 220 million consumers and are located in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. We have over 60 international electric companies as International Members, and hundreds of other companies and organizations as Associate Members. The electric power industry supports more than 7 million jobs in the United States.

National Grid (NYSE:NGG) serves 20 million people in Massachusetts, New York, and Rhode Island with electricity, natural gas, and clean energy. We are transforming our energy networks with cleaner, smarter, and more resilient solutions that reduce our energy footprint to eliminate greenhouse gas emissions.

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