National Grid Named Most Energy Efficient Utility in the U.S.

By Amie O'Hearn

National Grid took home one of the top spots on the ACEEE ’s first utility energy efficiency scorecard this past June, tying for first place with Eversource.

The report ranks the country’s 51 largest US electric utilities on their energy efficiency programs and policies, and evaluated three areas: energy efficiency program performance, program diversity and emerging areas, and energy efficiency- related regulatory issues. The report applauds the company for excelling in all three areas and for “…exemplary utility commitment to offering customers energy efficiency services.”

The Energy Efficiency Group in Reservoir Woods noted that team work and consumer participation were key to this achievement. Other factors that set National Grid apart were:

  • Comprehensive, diverse energy efficiency programs
  • Innovative pilot programs, one of which offers economic incentives for peak demand reductions
  • Innovative program offerings, such as incentives for smart thermostats and heat pump water heaters

“National Grid is proud to serve communities and customers who are the true leaders in energy efficiency. Without them, this tremendous achievement would not be possible,” said Marcy Reed, president of National Grid Massachusetts. “ We are honored by this recognition and committed to providing our customers options to obtain affordable and sustainable energy.”

National Grid’s energy efficiency programs received a lot of acclaim from the ACEEE this past year. Earlier this year, the company was credited for its partnership with the city of Boston for offering innovative energy efficiency programs to diverse populations and the programs were cited as a key factor in reducing energy waste. Similarly, last October,  the ACEEE named Massachusetts the most energy efficient state for the sixth consecutive year and recognized National Grid for its role in that achievement due to its energy efficiency programs.

See below for how we stacked up against other utilities:

Top Five Energy Efficient Utilities

  1. National Grid and Eversource
  2. Pacific Gas and Electric
  3. Baltimore Gas and Electric
  4. Eversource CT
  5. Southern California Edison
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