- Eight drawings for tickets to a home game. To be entered into the drawings for Bruins tickets, customers should “like” National Grid on Facebook and fill out a short entry form. ( www.facebook.com/nationalgridMA or www.facebook.com/nationalgridRI) Winners will be randomly selected beginning March 12, 2013 through the end of the regular season. Ticket winners will also have the opportunity to meet Andrew Ference after the game.
- Energy Efficiency Grants. Residential customers can enter to win grants to be used toward implementing energy efficiency measures in their homes. To be eligible, customers must schedule a no-cost in-home energy assessment with National Grid between March 6 and April 15, 2013. Seven Massachusetts and seven Rhode Island customers will receive a 2 nd place prize of $2,500 to use towards energy efficiency; three Massachusetts and three Rhode Island customers will receive a 1 st place prize of $5,000 to use towards energy efficiency; and one Massachusetts and one Rhode Island customer will win the grand prize of $7,500 to use towards energy efficiency.
- Energy Efficiency Grants for Schools and visit by Andrew Ference. Schools in National Grid’s service territory across Massachusetts and Rhode Island can enter to win $1,000 grants, as well as the grand prize of the $2,500 grant plus a visit by Andrew Ference. During his visit Andrew will talk to students about how he lives an eco-friendly life at home and on the road, and what students can do to be more eco-friendly. To enter, schools must demonstrate how their school could become more energy efficient by using pictures, videos, drawings or another form of media. Submissions should be sent to: Brand Team, National Grid, 40 Sylvan Road, Waltham, MA 02451.
Heavily influenced by renowned Canadian conservationist Dr. David Suzuki, Ference introduced the Carbon Neutral Challenge to his teammates while playing with the Calgary Flames, and then later to other teams throughout the NHL. Players could voluntarily sign up to purchase ‘carbon offset credits,’ in effect subtracting from carbon emissions through helping finance clean energy initiatives like solar, wind and bio-fuel projects. Based on Ference’s efforts, more than 500 NHL players have voluntarily signed up for the Challenge.About National Grid National Grid (LSE: NG; NYSE:NGG) is an electricity and gas company that connects consumers to energy sources through its networks. The company is at the heart of one of the greatest challenges facing our society - to create new, sustainable energy solutions for the future and developing an energy system that underpins economic prosperity in the 21st century. National Grid holds a vital position at the center of the energy system and it ‘joins everything up.’ In the northeast US, we connect more than seven million gas and electric customers to vital energy sources, essential for our modern lifestyles. In Great Britain, we run the gas and electricity systems that our society is built on, delivering gas and electricity across the country. National Grid delivers electricity to approximately 3.3 million customers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island. It manages the electricity network on Long Island under an agreement with the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA), and owns over 4,000 megawatts of contracted electricity generation, providing power to over one million LIPA customers. It is the largest distributor of natural gas in northeastern U.S., serving approximately 3.4 million customers in New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Rhode Island. Follow us on Twitter, watch us on Youtube, friend us on Facebook and find our photos on Flickr.