May 10, 2017
BROOKLYN, NY Ė In the coming weeks, National Grid will begin construction on the Metropolitan Natural Gas Reliability Project, an undertaking to modernize the gas system in Brooklyn, improving safety, reliability and supporting the energy needs of the local communities.
The Metropolitan Natural Gas Reliability Project will be completed over several years in five phases. The first phase of construction is set to begin in May and end in December, with the installation of 1.4 miles of new gas main from Linden Boulevard to Glenmore Avenue in the Brownsville neighborhood.
Installation of the new gas main will be done Monday to Saturday during the day and some work will be performed at night according to permit stipulations. Crews will progress in short segments to minimize disruption as much as possible.
National Grid is making significant investments to modernize the natural gas infrastructure in New York. These investments will be focused on accelerating the removal of older mains and services to enhance the safety and integrity of the gas distribution system, improving system resiliency through extreme weather events by installing remote operating valves and installing and upgrading mains and other facilities to accommodate growth.
ďAs we look to the future and increased demand for natural gas, the Metropolitan Natural Gas Reliability Project is a perfect example of National Gridís commitment to modernize our network and make it safer and more reliable for our customers and communities,Ē said Keith Rooney, director, Community and Customer Management, National Grid.
National Gridís investment in the Metropolitan Natural Gas Reliability Project is also part of the companyís overall approach to planning and operating the energy infrastructure in the Northeast. National Grid has taken a leadership role in bringing the nationís electric and natural gas systems into the 21st century through increasingly resilient infrastructure, enabling new technologies to be implemented more quickly and helping customers take control of their energy use.
National Gridís number one priority is the safety of the public, its customers and employees. The company reminds motorists and pedestrians to be cautious in and around utility roadway work zones for their own safety and the safety of National Grid employees and contractors.
About National Grid
National Grid (LSE: NG; NYSE: NGG) is an electricity, natural gas, and clean energy delivery company that supplies the energy for more than 20 million people 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 systems that deliver gas and electricity across Great Britain.
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