Upgrades to Natural Gas Mains Improve Safety and Reliability of Service
January 12, 2010 - WALTHAM, Mass. — National Grid has completed upgrades to approximately 6,200 feet of natural gas mains covering nearly a dozen construction projects in Lynn, Mass.
The improvements to more than a mile of gas mains reflect National Grid’s commitment to system integrity, reliability and safety and are part of the company’s plan to invest approximately $200 million in infrastructure improvements across its Massachusetts service area through March 2010.
The upgrades, which began in April 2009, included a major project along Dartmouth St. that took one month and replaced nearly 1,700 feet of natural gas mains.
“We continuously are working to drive improvements in safety and reliability for our customers. This work is a perfect example of how we invest in our infrastructure to make those improvements,” said Dan Saad, Vice President, Operations and Construction, National Grid. “We thank the community and its municipal partners for their patience and cooperation throughout the construction.”
Community members with additional questions related to National Grid’s projects may contact National Grid Community Relations Coordinator, John Upham, at 781-907-2206.
National Grid is an international energy delivery company. In the U.S., National Grid delivers electricity to approximately 3.3 million customers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island, and manages the electricity network on Long Island under an agreement with the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA). It is the largest distributor of natural gas in the northeastern U.S., serving approximately 3.4 million customers in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York and Rhode Island. National Grid also owns over 4,000 megawatts of contracted electricity generation that provides power to over one million LIPA customers.