Albany>> National Grid is working with its commercial customers across upstate New York to help reduce energy use. This month National Grid presented special awards to the top performing Energy Solutions Partners (ESP) from across upstate New York, who delivered record levels of energy savings to National Grid customers in 2014. The partners used energy efficiency initiatives to save customers 44,000 megawatt (mWh), a 30 percent increase in savings from 2013, which at $.091 per kilowatt (kWh) will save customers $4 million per year.
“The high performing energy solutions that these firms deliver help to create more productive workplaces, a better retail setting and more comfortable buildings for customers and employees,” said Nathaniel Hancock, National Grid’s New York State channel sales manager. “These benefits, in addition to the bottom-line savings in their energy costs, help our business customers become more competitive in the marketplace and more environmentally friendly. Plus, it’s helping the vendors that provide these solutions to our customers grow their own businesses and hire new employees.”
In the first quarter of every year, National Grid sponsors regional awards dinners to recognize the top performing ESPs in each region for the prior year. The 2014 award recipients were recently honored in Buffalo, Syracuse and Albany.
In eastern New York:
Wolberg Electric Supply Company, Champion Partner (Albany)
Air Compressor Engineering Company, Champion Partner (Clifton Park)
American Energy Care, Inc., Champion Partner (Albany)
SmartWatt Energy, LLC Distinguished Partner (Ballston Lake)
Ratnik Industries, Inc. Distinguished Partner (Victor)
RISE Engineering Distinguished Partner (Albany)
Lotus Energy, Most Improved (Hudson)
Hill Electric Supply Co., Inc., Most Improved (Glens Falls).
In western New York:
Power Management Company, Champion Partner (Victor)
Johnson Controls, Champion Partner (Buffalo)
Lime Energy, Champion Partner (Buffalo)
Siemens Industry, Inc., Distinguished Partner (Amherst)
Ferguson Electric Service, Distinguished Partner (Buffalo)
Comairco Equipment, Inc., Distinguished Partner (Buffalo)
John W. Danforth, Distinguished Partner (Tonawanda)
Glauber Equipment, Most Improved (Lancaster)
NORESCO Most Improved (Youngstown).
In central New York:
O'Connell Electric Co., Inc. Champion Partner (East Syracuse)
Eastern Energy Solutions, Inc. Champion Partner (Afton)
WESCO Distribution Champion Partner (Syracuse)
Ingersoll Rand Corp. Distinguished Partner (East Syracuse)
Utica Valley Electric Supply Distinguished Partner (Utica)
Green Ignite, Inc. Distinguished Partner (Yorkville)
Patricia Electric Most Improved (Syracuse)
Right Light Energy Most Improved (Utica).
National Grid’s ESP program is available in upstate New York, and offered exclusively to Commercial & Industrial contractors and energy professionals. There is no cost to register and the program is open to any firm that sells, installs, or evaluates energy efficient equipment for commercial or industrial customers. Members include electrical and mechanical contractors, distributors, engineering firms, manufacturers and manufacturers’ representatives, retailers, architectures, and others.
Program participants receive training and education on the latest energy efficiency measures, enjoy quarterly networking opportunities with other trade professionals and benefit from direct engagement with National Grid technical experts in energy efficiency. For more information, call 866-340-5181 or visit https://www1.nationalgridus.
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.)