National Grid Reduces Carbon Footprint in DNY– a Connect21 Video

Oct 19, 2015 12:00 PM ET
Campaign: Energy Efficiency

In this overview of Downstate New York, learn how we’re helping to make NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio’s 80/50 climate plan a reality with gas expansion, clean, affordable renewable energy, and energy efficiency initiatives.

On this stop in our Connect21 video series, here are just a few of the infrastructure projects aimed at reducing our carbon footprint in NYC and LI:

- Brooklyn Queens Interconnector (BQI): Providing a natural gas supply that will last for decades
- Newtown Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant: Producing clean, affordable renewable energy
- V.A. Medical Center: Converting oil to gas for energy efficiency
- Clean Heat Program: Promoting a cleaner, greener community

In addition, you’ll meet CISBOT, the robot we send into gas pipelines to seal joints and make the pipelines like new!

Our video series started with an overview of Connect21 and includes footage of the important infrastructure projects we are working on in each of our jurisdictions. Visit here to watch any you’ve missed. Here are a couple more projects you can look forward to learning about:

- MA Solar
- Potsdam Microgrid

We’ll feature a new video every 10 days or so, so be sure to check back often. We hope you’ll give us your feedback in the comments section below as you take the series’ tour. The future of energy belongs to all of us, and we want to hear your voice.

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