National Grid Interactive Web Training Wins 'Best in Class'

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National Grid Interactive Web Training Wins 'Best in Class'

National Grid’s First Responder Utility Safety Training website (http://firstresponder.ngridsafety.com) has won the “Best in Class Award” in the utilities category of the 2014 Interactive Media Awards (IMA) competition. “Best in Class” is the highest honor bestowed in this competition.

The honor recognizes the highest standards of excellence in website design, based on content, feature functionality, usability and standards compliance. In order to win this award level, the site had to meet strict guidelines in each area, an achievement earned by only three other sites in the 2014 IMA competition.

National Grid’s First Responder Utility Safety Training website is a self-paced, modular e-learning program to train emergency first responders so they can respond safely and effectively to incidents involving natural gas and electricity.

“I am proud of the relationships we have with first responders throughout the Northeast and we were able to leverage them to build this innovative training website. Equipping first responders with information on the hazards and risks present in emergencies where gas or electric utility lines are involved helps keep them and the communities they serve safe,” says Marie Jordan, senior vice president, U.S. Gas Operations.    

National Grid partnered with Culver Company to develop the site. Culver Company is the industry expert in public safety, energy efficiency and water conservation outreach initiatives for utility companies.

The IMA competition is sponsored by the Interactive Media Council, Inc., a nonprofit organization of leading web designers, developers, programmers, advertisers and other web-related professionals, to elevate the standards of excellence on the Internet. 2014 Best in Class honors in the Utilities category were announced earlier this month.

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.)

For more information please visit our website: http://www.nationalgridus.com, or our Connecting website. You can also follow us on Twitter, watch us on You Tube, Friend us on Facebook and find our photos on Instagram.

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