March 16, 2017
WALTHAM, MA – National Grid recognizes Natural Gas Utility Workers’ Day this week, acknowledging the thousands of employees who work to deliver gas safely for heating and cooking to over 900,000 customers in Massachusetts and over 260,000 customers in Rhode Island. This year, the company will observe the second annual Natural Gas Utility Workers’ Day on March 18. The company’s gas operations and customer meter services workers play a pivotal role in maintaining more than 14,000 miles of gas main across New England.
Our gas employees are vital to the energy industry. They perform difficult work in sometimes very challenging conditions, working tirelessly to maintain safe natural gas service for all our customers. “I am very proud of each one of our gas employees and grateful for the dedication they show every single day,” said Neil Proudman, vice president of New England Gas Operations. “These employees are the face of the company and they go above and beyond to serve our customers.”
Customer Meter Services (CMS) provides front-line response for our customers, servicing electric and gas meters at businesses and homes throughout the company’s service area. Our CMS employees are often first to respond to gas leaks and other emergency situations. They work diligently to ensure public safety and customer satisfaction.
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).