SOURCE: National Grid

National Grid

May 16, 2016 09:00 ET

National Grid Joins Combined Heat and Power for Resiliency Accelerator at White House Event

U.S. Dept. of Energy Collaboration Aims to Expand CHP Solutions

WALTHAM, MA--(Marketwired - May 16, 2016) - Last week the U.S. Energy Department announced three new Better Buildings Accelerators and 50 new partners to help the nation seize opportunities to improve critical infrastructure in our communities. As a partner in the Better Buildings Combined Heat and Power Resiliency, National Grid will work to support and expand the consideration of combined heat and power technologies for improved efficiency and enhanced resiliency.

"The impact of Superstorm Sandy demonstrated the urgent need to design and build more resilient energy systems. Our partnership with the Better Buildings Combined Heat and Power Resiliency Accelerator helps address that need, aligns with National Grid's Connect21 initiative to improve the resiliency of our infrastructure, and provide customers across our service area in New York and New England with the more choice when it comes to energy management solutions," said Ken Daly, President, National Grid New York at an event held at the White House, in Washington D.C. "Advanced technologies like combined heat and power will enable the achievement of energy policy objectives for the benefit of our communities; and do so in a cost-effective way for customers."

The Better Buildings Combined Heat and Power (CHP) for Resiliency Accelerator supports the President's Climate Action Plan with a goal to accelerate investment in energy efficiency improvement projects across the country. The focus of the collaboration is to examine the perceptions and technology gaps of CHP among resiliency planners, and support the development of plans for communities to increase the adoption of CHP as a reliable, high efficiency, lower emissions electricity and thermal energy source for critical infrastructure.

"Thanks to a dedicated drive to actively create and share the best energy efficiency solutions, Better Buildings partners have dramatically cut their energy waste and saved more than a billion dollars since the Better Buildings initiative was launched five years ago," said Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz. "As the initiative continues to grow, we are moving the nation forward by reducing energy costs and carbon emissions through energy efficiency."

Better Buildings Accelerators were developed based on high priority issues that organizations and governments across the U.S. are actively working to solve, despite critical policy, financial and technology challenges. In the recently-released 2016 Better Buildings Progress Update, DOE announced new partners in the Better Buildings Clean in Energy in Low Income Communities Accelerator, aiming to lower energy bills in low income communities through expanded installation of energy efficiency and distributed renewables, and the Better Buildings Wastewater Infrastructure Accelerator working with partners to strive toward a 30 percent reduction in their participating energy efficiency water resource recovery facilities and integrate at least one resource recovery measure.

As a cornerstone of the President's Climate Action Plan, the Better Buildings Initiative aims to make commercial, public, industrial, and residential buildings 20 percent more energy efficient over the next decade. This means saving hundreds of billions of dollars on energy bills, reducing GHG emissions, and creating thousands of jobs. Through Better Buildings, public and private sector organizations across the country are working together to share and replicate positive gains in energy efficiency.

For a detailed progress update on Better Buildings Accelerators, and for more information on partners and their energy efficiency work, visit:

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National Grid NY President Ken Daly (5th from left) at launch of Partnership at the White House. L to R: John Rhodes, Pres/ CEO, NYSERDA; Ke Wei, NYC Mayor's Office; Michael Voltz, PSEG-LI; Michael Deering, LIPA; Ken Daly; Dr. Dana Levy, NYSERDA; John Rathbun, National Grid.

To view supporting documents and/or photos, go to and enter Release ID: 399640

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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). For more information please visit our website:, or our Connecting website. You can also follow us on Twitter, watch us on You Tube, Like us on Facebook and find our photos on Instagram.

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