Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The contract agreement should avoid service interruptions that were possible when workers threatened to strike.
After weeks of negotiations, National Grid and members of UWUA Local 369 have reached a tentative agreement on a new contract, the union announced yesterday. The new contract will go up for a vote on May 20. "National Grid entered into negotiations demanding drastic increases in healthcare costs and failing to address critical staffing needs, which are so crucial to public safety and adequate storm response," the union said in a release. "Through these ongoing negotiations and with the assistance of a federal mediator, we believe we have reached an agreement that provides important protections for our hardworking men and women and the communities that we serve." The union authorized a vote to strike at the end of April and the contract …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
National Grid offers an important safety message to contractors and excavators: Call before you dig!
Thursday, March 7, 2013
National Grid has already secured more than 230 contractor line crews to assist company crews in restoring power, which could be interrupted as a result of the storm.
Thursday, February 14, 2013
Wondering whether you lost power the longest? Find out when electricity was restored around the state after Nemo.
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
While all of Newport County has been restored with power, a handful of Tiverton and Little Compton homes remain dark tonight.
Nearing four days without power, a handful of cutomers throughout Tiverton and Little Compton are the only National Grid customers in Newport County without electricity. National Grid announced today at 5 p.m. that it had "restored power to nearly all customers affected by the blizzard." Of the 150 Rhode Island customers still without electricity, 5 are in Little Compton and another 5 Tiverton. In Tiverton, neighborhoods began turning their lights back on as early as Saturday afternoon, while the vast majority of Little Compton remained in the dark until power was restored throughout the day on Monday. Despite challenges such as huge snow banks, narrower-than-usual roads and limited access to some facilities, National Grid has restored …
Sunday, February 10, 2013
Areas of Tiverton and Little Compton still affected by power outages will see their lights turn on by the end of the day on Monday.
More than 3,500 Tiverton and Little Compton households and businesses still without power should have electricity by the end of Monday, according to the latest news from National Grid. National Grid is increasing its crews of line workers and tree crews in Rhode Island in a continuing effort toward full restoration of electric service to the 187,000 customers who lost power during Nemo Blizzard. At the height of the storm, more than 209,000 customers in total across Massachusetts and Rhode Island lost power. According to a National Grid news release, as of 4 p.m. on Sunday the company had restored service to 167,000 of those customers. Little Compton, however, is one of the most heavily affected areas and 2,102 customers - 82 percent of …
Saturday, February 9, 2013
Write in the comments section if your power has been restored recently or if you are still without power.
The latest National Grid outage map at 11:30 a.m. Saturday shows about 7,000 customers without power in Tiverton and Little Compton. That numbers include more than 4,000 in Little Compton alone, according to the National Grid outage page. There are no estimates as to when the power will be restored to those homes on the outage page. So, let us know. Has your power been restored recently? Are you still without power? Let us know and tell us where you are located.
Friday, February 8, 2013
With a severe winter storm on the way that weather forecasters already are calling a storm of historic proportions, National Grid has started preparing for widespread, prolonged power outages that could result from the predicted blizzard-like
Thursday, February 7, 2013
Applications are still being accepted for the federally-funded Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) that provides income-eligible families assistance in paying their energy bills.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
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