National Grid to add 75K customers to its home energy report program

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Waltham, Mass., February 16, 2010 — This month, National Grid will expand its Home Energy Reports program to include an additional 75,000 Mass. electricity customers, bringing total program enrollment to 125,000 natural gas and electricity customers.

Participating customers have collectively cut their energy use by more than 1 percent so far, and are on track to save as much as or even more than 3 percent annually by implementing energy efficiency changes suggested in the reports. 

The Home Energy Report is an energy efficiency tool that provides gas and electricity customers information about their energy usage, helps save energy, money and the environment.

The report anonymously compares customers’ energy use with that of their neighbors of similar home size and demographics, employing the theory that people take action when they have comparative information about what others are doing.

With the Home Energy Report, customers can view the past twelve months of their energy usage and compare and contrast their energy consumption and costs with others in the same neighborhood. There is also a web-based application that allows customers to access energy saving information online. 

The report is mailed to customers and features energy usage evaluation and comparison, and personalized energy-saving tips to maximize energy savings.

Under the Home Energy Report program, an individual electricity customer is expected to save an average of 260 kilowatt-hours each year simply through behavioral changes and by employing the energy efficiency tips offered in the Home Energy Report.


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