National Grid issued its Natural Gas Long-Term Capacity Second Supplemental Report

 

On June 30th, 2021, National Grid issued its Natural Gas Long-Term Capacity Second Supplemental Report that reaffirms the company’s commitment to achieving a Net Zero carbon future, while supporting a safer, more reliable, and cleaner energy system for the nearly two million customers who rely on the service to heat their homes and power their businesses. his report provides an update on the short and long-term energy needs of downstate New York customers, reviews the status of targeted solutions identified by the company in 2020, and emphasizes the importance of ensuring that no customer is left behind during the transition to a net-zero future. The report also outlines the near-term critical infrastructure needs and incremental demand-side programs necessary to meet energy demands, while highlighting the real possibility that additional supply infrastructure projects beyond those needed in the near-term could prove unnecessary if New Yorkers work together to

reduce gas usage.

“We are absolutely committed to a smart and responsible transition to a clean energy future that benefits all our customers,” said Stephen Caldwell, Vice President, Future of Heat, National Grid. “As this report makes clear, we’re doing everything we can to ensure our customers and their families have the energy they need, especially during the winter when safety and reliability is critical. At the same time, we are working together with our customers and all our stakeholders to develop the right steps and programs, as well as new technology solutions and innovations, to ensure we can achieve the safe, reliable, zero-carbon clean energy future we all want – while leaving no customer behind.”

This report provides:

  • An update on the short and long-term energy needs of downstate New York customers
  • Reviews the status of targeted solutions identified by the company in 2020
  • Emphasizes the importance of ensuring that no customer is left behind during the transition to a net zero future
  • Outlines the near-term critical infrastructure needs and incremental demand-side programs necessary to meet energy demands
  • Highlighting the possibility that additional supply infrastructure projects beyond those needed in the near-term could prove unnecessary if New Yorkers work together to reduce gas usage
  • Outlines the immediate need for targeted infrastructure and incremental demand-side programs to meet current energy needs; and evaluates potential alternative solutions and the associated risks and implications should the targeted infrastructure solutions and new demand-side programs not come to fruition

 

National Grid will host a virtual public meeting on the report on Wednesday, July 14. Members of the public, customers, potential customers and other stakeholders can learn more about the report’s findings and share their thoughts on how best to meet the region’s projected energy needs.

Copies of the report and information on the July 14th call are available at this link: https://ngridsolutions.com.