National Grid submitted its Electric Sector Modernization Plan (ESMP), the Future Grid Plan, to the Grid Modernization Advisory Council (GMAC), outlining the critical investments needed in the local electric distribution system over the next five years and beyond to meet the Commonwealth’s nation-leading climate change, clean energy and equity goals as established in the 2050 Clean Energy and Climate Plan (CECP).
As part of National Grid’s commitment to delivering a fair, affordable and clean energy future for all its customers, the plan outlines a comprehensive and flexible path designed to expand and upgrade the current electric distribution grid, ensure reliability, enable increased electrification and empower smart customer choices and the transition away from a fossil-based economy.
“We are at an inflection point in the Commonwealth’s energy future. We must continue to invest to achieve our shared goal of accelerating the adoption of climate and clean energy solutions by all customers and communities across Massachusetts. We’ve submitted a plan that strives to do just that,” said Steve Woerner, President of National Grid, New England. “With electric peak demand expected to double over the next 25 years, driven by substantial growth in the use of electric heating and transportation, now is the time to build a future grid that is smarter, stronger and cleaner. We must harness our state’s innovative and collaborative spirit to achieve an energy future that works for all.”Click below to share this article