A combination of stormy weather and spending more time outdoors this summer is a good refresher for what to do when encountering power lines on the ground in Central New York. About 400 students at Allen Road Elementary in North Syracuse participated in workshops today with National Grid representatives.
Just last month, bassist and composer Mimi Jones was the featured performer at the Community Folk Art Center in Syracuse as WAER in collaboration with National Grid and University College of Syracuse University presented An Evening Of Jazz And Wine to celebrate Jazz Appreciation Month. Earlier in the day, Mimi dropped by the WAER studios and among other things took part in the latest installment of Take Ten.
With a fresh wave of winter weather sweeping through areas north of Syracuse, National Grid is preparing to respond to any potential power outages. The company held a demonstration Wednesday afternoon to show how they handle repairs when a fuse is blown.
John Fiume, the manager of customer and community management, says National Grid takes steps to prepare for potential issues before winter weather hits, including monitoring forecasts and planning staffing in advance.
Central New York’s High Tech entrepreneurs have a new space to “power up” at the Tech Garden. The new “Power Up” room, sponsored by the National Grid, includes workstations, whiteboard walls, and interchangeable murals and banners. Regional Executive Melanie Littlejohn says the space is designed to attract start-ups to develop advancements in green and clean technology.
With the help of National Grid’s Economic Development Program, what used to be the vacant B.G. Sulzle plant in Salina has been transformed into the new headquarters for Empower Federal Credit Union. The 75,000 square-foot facility received more than $282,000 in incentives. C.E.O. John Wakefield says the credit union has already realized huge efficiency gains.