National Grid Hosts Customer Meeting for Participants In Clifton Park Smart Energy Solution Program

This is a News Release.

National Grid will host two customer meetings for participants in the company’s Clifton Park Smart Energy Solution program on Wednesday, March 29, at 12:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Clifton Park Half Moon Library.

National Grid is launching a demonstration program that will offer customers the opportunity to better control their energy use and manage energy bills through new technologies and real-time data feedback.

More than 14,000 customers in Clifton Park are eligible to participate in the company’s three-year program. Those who choose to participate will receive detailed energy use information on their account, access to energy efficiency programs to help them control their use, new pricing plans and the potential to earn gift card rewards.

“Customers have a role to play in their energy management, but they need the right information to make the choices that make a difference,” said National Grid Regional Executive Laurie Poltynski. “This demonstration will provide information to customers so they can make their own energy choices, control their use and earn rewards in the process.”

National Grid chose Clifton Park because of growing energy demand in the region. The program was developed with input from Town of Clifton Park officials, the New York Department of Public Service staff and customers.  Customers will receive a letter with detailed program information.

The project includes:

  • Installation of new “smart” meters that will accommodate other aspects of the program.
  • A voluntary “time of use” option that offers varying rates depending on the time of day, with lower energy prices (delivery and commodity) typically offered during off-peak hours.
  • Gift card rewards for reducing peak time energy use.


  • Next day, detailed information about household energy use in order to make informed decisions about how best to reduce overall energy consumption.
  • Energy efficiency incentives for insulation and sealing, as well as incentives for programmable thermostats that will be provided by National Grid or third-party entities.
  • Upgrades to National Grid’s existing Clifton Park system that will allow the company to better regulate its system based on real-time data. This upgrade requires no customer participation.

Meter installation for program participants will begin this spring and should be completed by summer of this year. The project has been designed to test the effect of additional energy use information on residential customer behavior. The findings from the program will help inform future energy programs.

About National Grid

National Grid (LSE: NG; NYSE: NGG) is an electricity and natural gas delivery company that connects nearly 7 million customers to vital energy sources through its networks in New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. It is the largest distributor of natural gas in the Northeast. National Grid also operates the systems that deliver gas and electricity across Great Britain.

Through its U.S. Connect21 strategy, National Grid is transforming its electricity and natural gas networks to support the 21st century digital economy with smarter, cleaner, and more resilient energy solutions. Connect21 is vital to our communities’ long-term economic and environmental health and aligns with regulatory initiatives in New York (REV: Reforming the Energy Vision) and Massachusetts (Grid Modernization.)

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