In depth analysis on the hot topics across National Grid and the energy industry.

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The future of energy

Photo:  Boston Globe/Shutterbug By Ed Krapels and Stan Blazewicz   OCTOBER 27, 2015 The Boston Globe recently featured this op-ed in its Opinion section. Here’s the essay as it appears on The Boston Globe website. WITH ENTERGY’S recent decision to close the Pilgrim nuclear power plant in Plymouth, New England has an opportunity to increase the supply

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Computer monitors

What outage? – a Connect21 video

Mark Hawke, Mayor of Gardner, MA, was probably speaking on behalf of a lot of people when he said, “It blew my mind when I found out that the only way National Grid knows that the power went out is if you call and tell them.” Cue grid modernization and a future when a customer’s

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Providence, Rhode Island

Knitting Providence – a Connect21 video

In its heyday, the 20th century South Street Power Station generated electricity for the city of Providence, RI. Today, the historic, riverfront building is part of a revitalization project expected to generate educational and economic development in the city and across the state. The South Street Landing project began earlier this year, making way for

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Buffalo, NY

Raising Buffalo – A Connect21 video

Once upon a time, RiverBend was an industrial brownfield, housing the 90 acre Republic Steel Plant. Today, following a decade-long ecological and economical transformation, it’s restored and ready for new tenants. SolarCity is planning to build a 1,125,000 square feet factory in RiverBend. There’s emergent growth in nearby areas too – downtown in repurposed buildings,

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