Meet our newest employees – up close and personal


Jake Kailey

Associate Analyst, SHE

Jake KaileyGiven a choice to take your talent to another country – where would you go?

I would go to Chile. I believe they have an incredible potential to unlock a sustainable energy network, and my having grown up there would make me an excellent cultural ambassador.

How would you spend a billion dollars?
First, I would buy a Tesla S. Then, I would set my parents up with an off-grid solar and battery array. Afterwards, I would invest the rest and live off the interest (quite handsomely)!

If you could have one superpower, what would it be and how would you use it?
I would enjoy being able to fly. The freedom to travel anywhere would be quite a thrill.

If you had to live without one of your senses, which one would you give up?
Hearing. I hope that technology would help supplement my daily needs, and most other elements of life can still be enjoyed, silently.

What does the perfect weekend look like for you?
Mid 70s, low humidity, sunny, waxing moon, barbecuing with friends and a holiday on the upcoming Monday.

Chelsea Colagioia
Associate Supervisor, CMS

Chelsea Colagioia with colleaguesWho’s your personal hero?
There are a few people I consider to be very influential in my life and upbringing, but my ‘Pop-Pop,’ John Covert, is someone who will always be very important to me. I was lucky enough to spend 12 years with him in my life, which will never have been enough time, but it helped shape me into the person I am today.

He had a way about him – a little rough around the edges when it came to certain things, but loved by everyone. I learned from him that if I was to be successful, I couldn’t be afraid to get my hands dirty or put less than 100% into everything I do … that nothing came without hard work. I may have adopted some of his unconventional ways and likings, but that’s perfectly fine with me!

When I was younger, I remember him taking me to work with him some days after he was put on light duty in the Brightwaters yard, when he worked for KeySpan. And now here I am working for National Grid myself! It’s funny how things work out.

What’s your favorite holiday and why?
Growing up, my favorite holiday was whichever ones gave me a day off from school. Now I’ll have to say my favorite holiday is the 4th of July. History has always been something I’ve been interested in, so that definitely plays a large part. I enjoy celebrating the day the Declaration of Independence was adopted and this country was officially formed.

Jeremy Giguere
Asset Management, Distribution and Sub-transmission NY

Jeremy Giguere Do you have a hobby or activity your coworkers might be surprised about?
I am an avid amateur radio operator. One of my favorite aspects of the hobby is public service communications, where a group of amateur radio operators volunteer to provide communications and situational awareness support to a large public event, such as the Boston Marathon or the Head of the Charles Regatta.

If you could live in a book, TV show or movie, what would it be?
I wouldn’t want to live in a book. The ending has already been written; a world where my story is predetermined and I am powerless to change it isn’t somewhere I want to live.

Who’s your personal hero?
I have always admired the actions of George Washington. He was a man with great respect from his peers, who repeatedly turned down offers for great personal power in favor of setting the right precedent for the future of the United States.

In case you missed them, read Part one and Part two of the GDP series.

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