"Green Button" Helps National Grid Customers Tap Into Energy-Saving Tools

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White House Initiative Launched in MA, NY and RI

National Grid recently completed its launch of the Green Button initiative, a program inspired by the White House’s challenge to provide customers with downloadable energy consumption data in a nationally standardized format. All National Grid customers can now access this new format by logging into their accounts and clicking on “My Usage and Cost Graphs.” Customers will also continue to have convenient access to their energy usage and cost graphs and other simple download formats.

“Enabling our customers to take control of their energy is an important part of Connect21, our approach to designing and building the energy networks of the twenty-first century, so participating in Green Button is a no-brainer,” said Edward White, vice president of Customer Strategy and Environmental, National Grid. “Green Button can provide access to additional innovative tools that help customers play an active role in understanding and reducing the energy they consume.”

With Green Button, National Grid customers in Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island can securely download the last 13 months of their energy data in a standardized format and plug those data into an emerging array of online apps and benchmarking tools to make more informed energy decisions. One example is ENERGY STAR’s Home Energy Yardstick, a tool that compares a home’s energy use to similar buildings. Customers can calculate their yardstick score today at energystar.gov/yardstick.

To learn more about Green Button, please visit http://www.greenbuttondata.org. To learn about the different formats that National Grid provides to view and download your energy usage please visit http://www1.nationalgridus.com/MyEnergyUse. And to learn more about how National Grid can help with energy efficiency, savings tips and much more please visit http://www.nationalgridus.com/EnergyEfficiencyServices.

About National Grid

National Grid (LSE: NG; NYSE:NGG) is an electricity and gas company that connects consumers to energy sources through its networks. The company is at the heart of one of the greatest challenges facing our society - to create new, sustainable energy solutions for the future and develop an energy system that underpins economic prosperity in the 21st century. National Grid holds a vital position at the center of the energy system and it ‘joins everything up’.

In the northeast U.S., we connect more than seven million gas and electric customers to vital energy sources, essential for our modern lifestyles. In Great Britain, we run the gas and electricity systems that our society is built on, delivering gas and electricity across the country.

National Grid delivers electricity to approximately 3.3 million customers in Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island. It is the largest distributor of natural gas in northeastern U.S., serving approximately 3.4 million customers in New York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

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