National Grid News

Restoring Gas Heat in Rhode Island Could Take a Week or More

National Grid began the painstaking process Tuesday of going door-to-door to restore natural gas service to about 7,000 Rhode Island customers who were without heat on a day when temperatures weren’t expected to rise above freezing. The effort in Newport …

Lockout of Gas Workers to be Focus of Massachusetts Legislative Hearing

Massachusetts lawmakers are considering a bill that would require National Grid to provide health insurance to locked-out gas workers and prohibit public funds from flowing to the company until the labor dispute ends. The bill scheduled for a legislative hearing …

Slow Recovery from Latest Nor’easter, Third Storm Could Be on Tap

The sun came out across much of the Northeast on Friday as utilities tackled the arduous task of restoring power to hundreds of thousands of customers who lost electricity during the storm that hit the region this week, all with …

Drought May Have Aided Storm That Walloped Maine, Northeast

Drought conditions across much of Maine may have contributed to the large numbers of trees that toppled during a storm that walloped the Northeast this week, officials said. The storm cut power to nearly 1.5 million homes and businesses in …

Severe Weather Sweeps Through Northeast, 300,000 Without Power

Severe weather pounded the Northeast region with powerful winds and drenching rains early Monday, leaving nearly 300,000 without power. Southern New England appeared to suffer the brunt of the storm damage overnight. Eversource reported more than 155,000 Connecticut customers were …

Massachusetts Worker Dies After Being Electrocuted by Live Wires

Authorities in Massachusetts say a contractor painting windows at a fire station has died after he was electrocuted by live wires. Salem Police Capt. Fred Ryan says the man was using a lift bucket on Tuesday when he became entangled …

Beverly City Hall in Massachusetts Evacuated After Fire Releases Toxic Gas

Beverly City Hall had to be evacuated along with several other buildings after officials say an underground electrical fire released dangerous amounts of carbon monoxide. Firefighters were called to city hall on Tuesday morning after smoke began emanating from a …

Officials Investigating After Several Manholes Explode in Massachusetts Suburb

An electricity distribution company is investigating a series of manhole explosions in Brockton, Mass. Officials say firefighters found six manhole covers had blown off their bases early Monday. Fire shot up from the ground. At least two businesses had to …

U.K. Power Grid Under Cyber-Attack Every Minute; Government Hikes Defenses

The U.K. government is one step ahead of hackers trying to turn off the country’s lights — for now. The prospect of cyber-attacks on the nation’s power network is major threat to the country’s security, according to James Arbuthnot, a …

2 New York Utilities Sued for 120 Sandy-Burned Homes

About 120 home owners from the tight-knit enclave of Breezy Point in Queens, New York, that was devastated by fires during Superstorm Sandy are suing two utility companies for negligence. A lawsuit filed on July 2 in state Supreme Court …