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National Grid Receives National Arbor Day Foundation Environmental Award for Fifth Consecutive Year.

WESTBOROUGH, Mass. -- Massachusetts Electric, Nantucket Electric, Narragansett Electric and Granite State Electric earn honor for vegetation management

For the fifth year in a row, the National Arbor Day Foundation The National Arbor Day Foundation is the world's oldest and largest tree-planting organization.[1] Its million members plant millions of trees every year. New members receive 10 free trees.  has named National Grid's Massachusetts Electric Company, Narragansett Electric Company, Granite State Electric Company, Nantucket Electric Company and New England New England, name applied to the region comprising six states of the NE United States—Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, and Connecticut. The region is thought to have been so named by Capt.  Power Company, Tree Line USA Tree Line USA is a program sponsored by The National Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters for cities and towns across the United States and recognizes public and private utilities across the nation that demonstrate practices that  utilities for exemplary vegetation management.

New York-based Niagara Mohawk, a National Grid national grid

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 company, also earned the honor.

"We are pleased to again receive this distinction because it recognizes our continued commitment to the protection and enhancement of the environment," said Michael Jesanis, president and chief executive officer of National Grid. "Responsible tree trimming and planting also help to reduce the number of power outages This is a list of famous wide-scale power outages. 1965
  • The Northeast Blackout of 1965 on November 9, 1965.
  • The infamous New York City Blackout of July 13-14, 1977, resulted in looting and rioting.
 our customers experience and help make the communities we serve safer places to live."

The Tree Line USA program, sponsored by The National Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with the National Association of State Foresters The National Association of State Foresters (NASF) is a non-profit organization that represents the directors of all 50 State Forestry agencies, the eight United States territories, and the District of Columbia. , recognizes utilities that meet three requirements: a program of quality tree care, annual worker training in quality tree-care practices, and a tree planting and public education program.

The National Grid companies were among utilities nationwide honored with the Tree Line USA award on April 19 at the annual Trees and Utilities National Conference in Omaha, Neb.

"Everyone benefits from responsible, informed tree care," said John Rosenow, the National Arbor Day Foundation's president. "National Grid is to be commended for the commitment that has led to Tree Line recognition for the past five years."

The National Arbor Day Foundation, a nonprofit education organization, is dedicated to tree planting and environmental stewardship The integration and application of environmental values into the military mission in order to sustain readiness, improve quality of life, strengthen civil relations, and preserve valuable natural resources. .

National Grid's core business is the transmission and distribution of electricity. Its electricity delivery network includes 12,000 miles of transmission lines and 72,000 miles of distribution lines. The company also has subsidiaries engaged in natural gas distribution. National Grid in the United States is a subsidiary of National Grid Transco, an international energy delivery business with principal activities in the regulated electric and natural gas industries.
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Date:May 9, 2005
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