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National Grid Offers Rhode Island Seniors a Bright Idea for Savings

July 26, 2010 - WALTHAM, Mass. – National Grid this summer will share a bright idea with Rhode Island seniors. Continuing into the fall months, the company will visit senior centers throughout the state to distribute compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFLs) and to educate visitors on simple energy efficiency measures that they can take to save energy and money at home.

Company representatives will distribute a total of 15,000 of the energy-saving bulbs as part of a statewide effort to engage this unique audience in energy efficiency.

“Energy efficiency is one of the best ways our customers simultaneously can save money and help protect the environment,” said National Grid Vice President of Energy Products, Ed White. “Customers who install compact fluorescent bulbs throughout their homes can save as much as $50- per-year in energy costs. Making simple adjustments such as turning off lights in unoccupied rooms or investing in energy-saving power strips can reap even more significant savings. You don’t have to spend a lot to save a lot with basic energy efficiency, and that’s what this awareness initiative is designed to demonstrate.”

As part of the event, visitors will have the opportunity to discuss their energy use habits and receive a free National Grid tote and CFL.

For details regarding the dates and locations of National Grid’s on-site senior center visits, residents may call 877-886-2539.

National Grid is an international energy delivery company. In the U.S., National Grid delivers electricity to approximately 3.3 million customers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island, and manages the electricity network on Long Island under an agreement with the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA). It is the largest distributor of natural gas in the northeastern U.S., serving approximately 3.4 million customers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island. National Grid also owns over 4,000 megawatts of contracted electricity generation that provides power to over one million LIPA customers