Providence, R.I. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) New England regional office and the U.S. Department of Energy are honoring National Grid as an ENERGY STAR partner for their outstanding contributions to public health and the environment. The awardees are enterprises which have earned ENERGY STAR Awards for demonstrating national leadership in cost-saving energy efficient solutions. National Grid is among the 183 ENERGY STAR Award Winners nationwide that will be honored in Washington, D.C., on April 11.
"I applaud the 2019 ENERGY STAR Award Winners," said EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation Bill Wehrum. "Their innovation and leadership enhance America's economic competitiveness. Reducing costly energy waste improves air quality and public health while protecting the environment."
For more than 25 years, EPA's ENERGY STAR program has been America's resource for saving energy and protecting the environment. Since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped save American families and businesses nearly 4 trillion kilowatt-hours of electricity and associated reductions of over 3 billion metric tons of greenhouse gases. In 2017 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans save $30 billion in energy costs.
National Grid, based in Waltham, Mass., is an electricity and natural gas delivery company that connects nearly 7 million customers to vital energy sources through its networks in New York, Mass., and Rhode Island. National Grid Rhode Island demonstrated excellence in delivering energy efficiency programs, specifically Home Performance with ENERGY STAR, completing 2,500 projects for over 5,910 megawatt hours and 20,890 million British thermal units in savings.
ENERGY STAR is the government-backed symbol for energy efficiency, providing simple, credible, and unbiased information that consumers and businesses rely on to make well-informed decisions. Thousands of industrial, commercial, utility, state, and local organizations—including more than 40 percent of the Fortune 500—rely on their partnership with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to deliver cost-saving energy efficiency solutions. Since 1992, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped save American families and businesses nearly 4 trillion kilowatt-hours of electricity and achieve over 3 billion metric tons of greenhouse gas reductions –all through voluntary action. In 2017 alone, ENERGY STAR and its partners helped Americans avoid $30 billion in energy costs. More background information about ENERGY STAR can be found at: energystar.gov/about and energystar.gov/numbers.