Thursday, January 3, 2013
A few simple changes could save you hundreds on your heating and energy bills annually.
Winter is here and along with it, the traditional drop in temperatures and rising cost of utilities. If saving money is on your list of New Year’s resolutions, then followNational Grid's tips to cut energy costs and increase efficiency in your home in 2013. Tune up for efficiency Turn down for savings Insulate Seal air leaks Don't miss important news Subscribe to our daily newsletter. | Like us on Facebook |Blog for us | Follow us on Twitter|
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
National Grid seeks public input as it seeks to raise rates on electricity and gas throughout the seat. The first of three hearings is on Wednesday in Narragansett.
National Grid is seeking to raise RI rates on electricity and gas, and a series of public comment sessions begins tonight in Narragansett. For National Grid Electric, the proposed rates will increase the company’s annual operating revenue by approximately $31.4 million, or 3.8 percent. The bill impact for a typical electric residential customer using 500 kWh per month would be a monthly increase of $3.97 or 5.1 percent, from $78.05 to 82.02. The bill impact on electric commercial and industrial customers will range from an increase of -0.1 percent to an increase of approximately 6.7 percent. A small part of the electricity rate hike, said Thomas F. Kogut, spokesman for the RI Division of Public Utilities and Carriers, will help National…
Thursday, July 5, 2012
A scam indicating that the federal government will pay for utility bills in exchange for personal information has come to New England and National Grid is urging customers to remain vigilant.
National Grid is asking customers to beware alert for a scam stating utility bills will be paid by the federal government or President Obama after sending a social security number and bank routing information. The scam has impacted utility customers in Florida, New Jersey, North Carolina and other parts of the country along with New England,and should not be confused with legitimate low-income utility assistance programs in the Commonwealth. According to accounts from utility companies nationwide, the scammers may engage solicitation through phone calls, door-to-door contacts, and online methods. National Grid customers in New England can call 1-800-322-3223 if they believe they are victims of the scam and the company is reminding …
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Tiverton and Little Compton town councils received the presentation in the last week.
Ever wished you could adjust your home or business thermostat remotely using a smartphone? Well according to National Grid, more than 100 Tiverton and Little Compton customers will be the first in the state getting that option to participate in a pilot program this summer. National Grid officials say the program, where participants get a WiFi programmable controllable thermostat, will cut gas and electric bills by approximately 7 percent. "Tiverton and Little Compton are really the first towns to test this out," said Christina Skursky, National Grid project manager in energy services, in a Tuesday morning interview. She's been before the Tiverton and Little Compton town councils recently to pitch the idea. They originally offered it in …
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Customers in the north end are enjoying paying low heating bills this winter being on natural gas, and homes in south are paying twice as much for home oil and are beyond the natural gas grid. There are currently no plans to extend the grid.
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Thursday, February 16, 2012
Friday, December 2, 2011
A National Grid leader says the company will be more active in trimming trees around electrical wires, if towns give them permission.
After a litany of speakers criticized National Grid's preparation for Tropical Storm Irene and the Halloween weekend storm Thursday night, the president of National Grid Massachusetts said her company would get more aggressive at trimming trees, if towns let them. National Grid Massachusetts President Marcy Reed said to the audience during a public hearing: "Last year new legislation passed, which allows us to present an annual tree-trimming plan to a town or city's tree warden. If the tree warden approves the plan, we can then go into the town and do our work without the need to attend weekly meetings and talk about particular areas of concern." How do you feel? Should National Grid get more aggressive at cutting back trees located near …
Friday, November 11, 2011
The accident occurred early Friday morning.
A single car motor vehicle crash occurred at 12:23 a.m. on Friday on Crandall Road near Brantals Restaurant, according to Tiverton Police. Cpl. Daniel Raymond said a 26-year-old Newport man driving a 2007 silver Cadillac SUV collided with the pole, sustaining heavy front end damage. He said the driver, whose name is not yet being released, suffered minor injuries but refused medical treatment and was not transported to an area hospital, contrary to an earlier report. He said public safety crews cleared out around 8 a.m. Friday morning. Raymond said the accident is still under investigation. According to Tiverton Fire Chief Robert Lloyd, the crash took down a utility pole in the area and knocked out power to about three to four homes. …
Thursday, November 3, 2011
A Massachusetts legislator wants customers to get paid when they don't have power.
A Massachusetts legislator is urging passage of a new law that would force utility companies to rebate customers when there are extended outages. State Rep. Daniel Winslow (R-Norfolk, MA) has asked the Massachusetts House Rules Committee to take action on a power outage rebate bill. According to a release from Winslow's office reported on Wrentham Patch, the bill would require rebates to customers who go without power for more than eight hours. The rebate would be for two days of their average bill for each day the customer is without power. The move is prompted by the Halloween weekend storm that knocked out power to hundreds of thousands of customers throughout Massachusetts, just two months after Tropical Storm Irene knocked out power …
Thursday, September 15, 2011
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee held a press conference with state leaders at Sandywoods Farm in Tiverton on Thursday to sign four renewable energy bills into law, as well as to see the construction of a wind turbine on site.
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee signed four bills at Sandywoods Farm in Tiverton on Thursday, all which are aimed to foster the generation and use of renewable energy in Rhode Island. The bills were approved by the General Assembly earlier this year. The governor and other state leaders also walked the grounds of Sandywoods to view a wind turbine currently being constructed and installed at the eco-friendly housing community. Three of the four bills are aimed to diversify Rhode Island’s energy-generating resources, promote grid connectivity, properly distribute generated renewable energy and encourage economic development. The first bill (2011-S 0457A, 2011-H 5939 A) limits net-metering to renewable energy projects connected to meters and where …
Monday, August 29, 2011
National Grid and Department of Public Works employees were all around Tiverton on Monday following Tropical Storm Irene.
National Grid workers and public works employees were out in full force on Monday to clean up yard debris and repair downed power lines in Tiverton and Little Compton. Members of the Tiverton Department of Public Works have been working nonstop clearing fallen trees, limbs and branches off the main thoroughfares. The Army National Guard aided their efforts late Monday on Main Road in Stone Bridge as Tropical Storm Irene moved north. Also Monday, Tiverton Town Administrator Jim Goncalo reported the DPW was operating on a back-up generator until this morning when they received power again. The roads most affected by Irene include Souza, Eagleville, Nanaquaket (south end), Neck, Hayden, Harris and Main.