National Grid https://www.thebatavian.com/ en https://www.thebatavian.com/themes/barrio_batavian/images/thebatavian_logo.png National Grid https://www.thebatavian.com/ Local Matters © 2008-2023 The Batavian. All Rights Reserved. Fri, 24 May 2024 03:50:53 -0400 https://www.thebatavian.com/themes/barrio_batavian/images/thebatavian_logo.png Wed, 01 Nov 2023 15:41:00 -0400 Shining some light on street light confusion in the city https://www.thebatavian.com/jfbeck99272012/shining-some-light-on-street-light-confusion-in-the-city/637082
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This file photo illustrates traditional street lights, left, versus what the new LED versions will look like once the city of Batavia's LED Street Light Conversion program is completed throughout the city. City management is to close on the purchase of National Grid lights Nov. 16.

There has been some ongoing discussion, debate and confusion online about lights in the city of Batavia: who is responsible for repairing them, replacing burned out bulbs, and whatever happened to that deal where the city was going to replace all of the lights with energy-efficient LEDs?

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https://www.thebatavian.com/jfbeck99272012/shining-some-light-on-street-light-confusion-in-the-city/637082#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/jfbeck99272012/shining-some-light-on-street-light-confusion-in-the-city/637082 Nov 1, 2023, 3:41pm National Grid Shining some light on street light confusion in the city jfbeck_99_272012 <figure role="group" class="caption caption-div"> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="City street light comparison regular to LED" class="image-style-large" height="257" loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2023-11/streetlightingchange2022.jpg?itok=_pnl9fkE" width="460"> </div> </div> <figcaption>This file photo illustrates traditional street lights, left, versus what the new LED versions will look like once the city of Batavia's LED Street Light Conversion program is completed throughout the city. City management is to close on the purchase of National Grid lights Nov. 16.</figcaption> </figure> <p><span>There has been some ongoing discussion, debate and confusion online about lights in the city of Batavia: who is responsible for repairing them, replacing burned out bulbs, and whatever happened to that deal where the city was going to replace all of the lights with energy-efficient LEDs?</span></p>
Photo: National Grid replacing burned-out lights in time for trick-or-treaters https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/photo-national-grid-replacing-burned-out-lights-in-time-for-trick-or-treaters/637058
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Two members of a National Grid crew complete a street light replacement on Tuesday morning at Maple Street and Ganson Avenue in the City of Batavia. 
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Recently, there have been complaints on social media about residential street lights being out.  This morning, The Batavian came across a National Grid crew replacing a light at Maple Street and Ganson Avenue in the City of Batavia.

A crew member said they are replacing all burned-out lights in the city in time for trick-or-treat.  At least all they know about -- in this case, today, that's 11. 

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https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/photo-national-grid-replacing-burned-out-lights-in-time-for-trick-or-treaters/637058#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/photo-national-grid-replacing-burned-out-lights-in-time-for-trick-or-treaters/637058 Oct 31, 2023, 10:33am National Grid Photo: National Grid replacing burned-out lights in time for trick-or-treaters Howard Owens <figure role="group" class="caption caption-div"> <div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img alt="national grid light replacement" class="image-style-large" height="533" loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/2023-10/national-grid-street-light-replacement.jpg?itok=ZOOHur2W" width="800"> </div> </div> <figcaption><em>Two members of a National Grid crew complete a street light replacement on Tuesday morning at Maple Street and Ganson Avenue in the City of Batavia.&nbsp;</em><br><em>Photo by Howard Owens</em></figcaption> </figure> <p>Recently, there have been complaints on social media about residential street lights being out. &nbsp;This morning, The Batavian came across a National Grid crew replacing a light at Maple Street and Ganson Avenue in the City of Batavia.</p><p>A crew member said they are replacing all burned-out lights in the city in time for trick-or-treat. &nbsp;At least all they know about -- in this case, today, that's 11.&nbsp;</p>
Power outage reported in Batavia, Stafford, Byron and Bethany https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/power-outage-reported-in-batavia-stafford-byron-and-bethany/636072 There are 2,133 National Grid customers without power in an area that stretches from the northeast quadrant of the City of Batavia to the Town of Le Roy on the east, and from north of Clinton Street Road in Bryon to Route 63 in East Bethany.

The power outage was reported at 6:23 and is expected to be resolved by 8:30 p.m.

UPDATE 7:18 p.m.: National Grid is on scene on Clinton STree Road but has not yet located the source of the outage.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/power-outage-reported-in-batavia-stafford-byron-and-bethany/636072#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-owens/power-outage-reported-in-batavia-stafford-byron-and-bethany/636072 Aug 13, 2023, 7:11pm National Grid Power outage reported in Batavia, Stafford, Byron and Bethany Howard Owens <p>There are 2,133 National Grid customers without power in an area that stretches from the northeast quadrant of the City of Batavia to the Town of Le Roy on the east, and from north of Clinton Street Road in Bryon to Route 63 in East Bethany.</p><p>The power outage was</p>
GCEDC and National Grid announce growth at STAMP site https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/gcedc-and-national-grid-announce-growth-at-stamp-site/635653 Press Release:

The Genesee County Economic Development Center and National Grid today announced that a 1.9-mile portion of a 115-kilovolt electric transmission line in Genesee County has been relocated to open more than 300 acres of land for future development at the Science & Technology Advanced Manufacturing Park site.

The transmission line, which had previously cut across a portion of the 1,250-acre site, now runs adjacent to it. Future tenants will join Plug Power and Edwards at STAMP and have clean hydropower delivered to them from the Niagara Power Project in Lewiston, N.Y. Delivering hydropower to STAMP aligns with New York’s Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act goal to obtain 70 percent of electricity statewide from renewable sources by 2030 on the path to a zero-emission grid.

More than $1 billion will be invested at STAMP by Plug Power and Edwards for projects that will create up to 680 new, family-sustaining jobs in the emerging green hydrogen and semiconductor sectors. Plug Power is constructing North America’s largest green hydrogen manufacturing facility with a $677 million investment that will produce 74 tons of green hydrogen a day. Edwards is investing approximately $319 million to build a semiconductor dry pump manufacturing facility that the company has dubbed as its factory of the future.

“Between Edwards and Plug Power, and recent infrastructure upgrades thanks to Governor Kathy Hochul and New York State, STAMP has generated $1 billion of capital investment and National Grid has played a vital role in helping us attract projects that will benefit Genesee County and surrounding communities, including the Buffalo and Rochester regions, for generations to come,” said GCEDC President and CEO Steve Hyde. 

“The hydropower provided by the New York Power Authority and the infrastructure built by National Grid are energizing companies of the future right here at STAMP, giving us a competitive advantage as we compete globally for companies in these emerging business sectors.”

“The electric infrastructure and equipment needed to serve STAMP customers are state-of-the-art and will provide the necessary capacity to deliver renewable hydropower to Plug Power and Edwards, as well as future STAMP tenants,” said National Grid Regional Director Ken Kujawa. He added that the transmission circuit at STAMP is paired with an additional 115 KV transmission line that will be connected to a 600-megawatt substation that is currently under construction. 

“We have a responsibility to provide affordable, reliable power to our customers and the GCEDC and Genesee County community are building something special at STAMP.” In addition to working with GCEDC on the transmission line relocation, National Grid’s commitment to STAMP has included funding from its robust suite of economic development programs, which have been used to support the site’s marketing efforts.

Since 2003, National Grid’s 18 economic development programs have provided more than $145 million in assistance, helping to create or retain more than 65,000 jobs and supporting almost $10.5 billion in private and public investment across upstate New York. More information about National Grid’s economic development programs is available at www.shovelready.com.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/gcedc-and-national-grid-announce-growth-at-stamp-site/635653#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/gcedc-and-national-grid-announce-growth-at-stamp-site/635653 Jul 11, 2023, 11:47pm National Grid GCEDC and National Grid announce growth at STAMP site Press Release <p>Press Release:</p><blockquote><p>The Genesee County Economic Development Center and National Grid today announced that a 1.9-mile portion of a 115-kilovolt electric transmission line in Genesee County has been relocated to open more than 300 acres of land for future development at the Science &amp; Technology Advanced Manufacturing Park site.</p><p>The</p></blockquote>
National Grid has crews in place to deal with winter weather in coming days https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/national-grid-has-crews-in-place-to-deal-with-winter-weather-in-coming-days/627653
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Press release:

With another winter storm heading our way, National Grid has increased staffing and is extending evening and overnight work shifts in preparation for snow, sleet, ice and potential high winds across portions of upstate New York Wednesday and Thursday. In addition, the company has activated its comprehensive emergency response plan, including:

  • Securing external resources and mobilizing line, tree, service, damage assessment, and public safety workers.
  • Pre-staging crews and materials in areas anticipated to be most severely impacted.
  • Proactively reaching out to elected, municipal and emergency management officials to keep them updated on our preparations and provide safety information.
  • Reaching out directly to customers through traditional and social media, email and texts and on our website to provide safety information and to urge them to be prepared.
  • Conducting outbound calls to life support and critical facility customers to ensure they are prepared.

In anticipation of the storm, the company is encouraging customers to keep safety a priority with the following reminders:

Electricity & Generator Safety 

  • If a power outage occurs, customers can notify National Grid online to expedite restoration.
  • Never touch downed power lines; always assume they are carrying live electricity. Downed lines should be immediately reported to National Grid at 1-800-867-5222 or by calling 911. Click here for more information on downed power line safety.
  • Generators used to supply power during an outage must be operated outdoors to prevent the buildup of deadly carbon monoxide. Before operating a generator, be sure to disconnect from National Grid’s system by shutting off the main breaker, located in the electric service panel. Failure to do this could endanger our crews and your neighbors. 
  • Customers who depend on electrically powered life support equipment, such as a respirator, should register as a life support customer by calling National Grid at 1-800-642-4272. In a medical emergency, always dial 911. 
  • Keep working flashlights and an extra supply of batteries in your home and be sure to charge all electronic devices before the storm. 
  • Please use caution when driving near emergency responders and crews restoring power. 
  • Be sure to check on elderly family members, neighbors and others who may need assistance during an outage. 
  • Find more powerline safety information here.

Click here for details on how National Grid prepares for storms.

Photo courtesy National Grid.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/national-grid-has-crews-in-place-to-deal-with-winter-weather-in-coming-days/627653#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/press-release/national-grid-has-crews-in-place-to-deal-with-winter-weather-in-coming-days/627653 Feb 22, 2023, 3:46pm National Grid National Grid has crews in place to deal with winter weather in coming days Press Release <p><div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/users/60/2023-02/easset_upload_file45981_258040_e.jpg?itok=rtPBgXht" width="460" height="233" alt="easset_upload_file45981_258040_e.jpg" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> </p> <p>Press release:</p> <blockquote> <p>With another winter storm heading our way, National Grid has increased staffing and is extending evening and overnight work shifts in preparation for snow, sleet, ice and potential high winds across portions of upstate New York Wednesday and Thursday. In addition, the company has activated its comprehensive emergency</p></blockquote>
National Grid prepares for potential holiday storm, offers safety advice https://www.thebatavian.com/joanne-beck/national-grid-prepares-for-potential-holiday-storm-offers-safety-advice/625421 Press Release:

National Grid has increased its upstate New York field force to more than 2,800 line, service, tree, damage assessment and public safety workers in preparation for a major storm forecasted to begin Thursday afternoon and continue into the holiday weekend.

Forecasts for Genesee, Erie, Niagara and Orleans counties include a blizzad warning from 7 a.m. Friday to 7 a.m. Sunday. Estimates call for total snow accumulations of one to three feet, and winds gusting as high as 70 mph Friday and Friday night.

A rapid switch from rain to snow with sharply falling temperatures into the teens and single digits will result in a flash freeze on Friday, according to the National Weather Service. Blizzard conditions will develop Friday afternoon lasting into Saturday night.

The storm is expected to bring a wintry mix of rain, sleet and snow, along with plummeting temperatures, ice buildup and extremely damaging winds, a National Grid press release states.

In addition to ensuring all National Grid field- and office-based employees are available for this storm, the company has secured external resources, including hundreds of contractor crews, some coming from as far away as Kentucky, Tennessee, Texas and Canada. The company also has activated its comprehensive emergency response plan, which includes:

• Securing external resources and pre-staging crews and materials in areas anticipated to be
most severely impacted.
• Initiating patrols to monitor our gas system for any impact from potential flooding.
• Proactively reaching out to elected, municipal and emergency management officials to keep them updated on our preparations and provide safety information.
• Reaching out directly to customers through traditional and social media, email and texts and on our website to provide safety information and to encourage them to be prepared.
• Conducting outbound calls to life support and critical facility customers to ensure they are prepared.

“Heading into the holiday weekend, our line workers, field teams, support staff and contractor crews have made the commitment to be away from their families if they’re needed to restore service to our customers,” said Brian Gemmell, National Grid’s Chief Operating Officer for New York Electric. “We know that there is never a convenient time to endure a storm, especially during the holidays, and our crews are at the ready if the weather impacts our energy delivery system.”

Gemmell said the company will continue to closely monitor weather forecasts and he encourages customers to keep safety a priority with the following reminders:

Electricity & Generator Safety
• If a power outage occurs, customers can notify National Grid online to expedite restoration.
• Generators used to supply power during an outage must be operated outdoors to prevent the buildup of deadly carbon monoxide. Before operating a generator, be sure to disconnect from National Grid’s system by shutting off the main breaker, located in the electric service panel. Failure to do this could endanger our crews and your neighbors.
• Customers who depend on electrically powered life support equipment, such as a
respirator, should register as a life support customer by calling National Grid at 1-800-642-4272. In a medical emergency, always dial 911.
• Keep working flashlights and an extra supply of batteries in your home and be sure to
charge all electronic devices before the storm.
• Please use caution when driving near emergency responders and crews restoring power.
• Be sure to check on elderly family members, neighbors and others who may need assistance during an outage.

Safety Near Downed Power Lines
• Stay away from downed power lines and wires; use caution if one is nearby, and always assume that they are carrying live electricity.
• Never touch a person or an object that is in contact with a downed line, as electricity can pass through to you.
• Take caution when approaching fallen trees, which could have power lines caught in them.
• Remember that water can conduct electricity. If you see a line down in a puddle or flooded
area, avoid contact with the water to prevent risk of shock.

Learn more about downed power line safety at our website.

Stay Informed and Connected
• Customers with active electricity accounts who text ‘REG’ to 64743 can have
personalized alerts sent to them via text, email or phone call when we detect an outage on their properties.
• Customers also can text ‘OUT’ to 64743 to report an outage.
• For real-time power outage information, online outage reporting, and in-depth storm safety information, visit National Grid’s Outage Central website. Customers who create an online profile also can sign up for email alerts.
• Customers can read the latest company news, check outage status and report an outage by using the National Grid app.
• Visit our website, follow us on Twitter and friend us on Facebook.
• Click here for details on the company’s storm preparation and restoration process.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/joanne-beck/national-grid-prepares-for-potential-holiday-storm-offers-safety-advice/625421#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/joanne-beck/national-grid-prepares-for-potential-holiday-storm-offers-safety-advice/625421 Dec 22, 2022, 10:29am National Grid National Grid prepares for potential holiday storm, offers safety advice jfbeck_99_272012 <p>Press Release:</p> <blockquote> <p>National Grid has increased its upstate New York field force to more than 2,800 line, service, tree, damage assessment and public safety workers in preparation for a major storm forecasted to begin Thursday afternoon and continue into the holiday weekend.</p> <p>Forecasts for Genesee, Erie, Niagara and Orleans counties</p></blockquote>
Driver in Law Street accident still at large with residents in area suffering damage from power surge https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/driver-in-law-street-accident-still-at-large-with-residents-in-area-suffering-damage
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The driver behind the wheel of a minivan that struck a utility pole Wednesday afternoon on Law Street, causing a significant power surge in the area, has not been located yet.

Sgt. Mitch Cowen said Thursday morning that police are pretty confident they know who the driver was, that he's not from the area and that the vehicle was not stolen.

Cowen said police are looking for him in order to question him about the accident.

Witnesses saw the man running from the accident and provided a description to police.  A K-9 was deployed shortly after the accident in an attempt to find his trail, but that effort failed to find the driver.

At least 287 homes in the area of Chestnut Street, South Jackson, and to both the north and south of those streets, lost power.  The power surge caused electric meters on the outside of dozens of homes to blow out, with some of those houses displaying visible black char marks around the meters. 

National Grid crews worked through Thanksgiving morning restoring power.  The pole and main power line to the area were in working order by 10 or 11 p.m. on Wednesday night after crews worked to restore power to each house one at a time.  The meters on all 287 homes were replaced.  For residents who were not home last night, crews returned Thursday morning to locate them and complete the work (power at the breaker box needed to be turned off before the meter was replaced).

"When high voltage lines are negatively impacted, as they were last night, it can create an unsafe condition for residences," said David Bertola, a spokesman for National Grid. "The pulling, checking and replacing of electric meters is a standard safety procedure that our crews perform under circumstances such as these."

A worker last night recommended residents check all surge protectors. He said residents would know right away if the surge protector was blown.  If they were off before power was restored, when turned back on, if blown, they will spark and smoke. If already plugged in, they may no longer work.  Some may work but should have a light to indicate they no longer provide surge protection.

Each surge protector is rated differently. Some surge protectors can handle larger bursts of energy but can never exceed their rated capacity, and the capacity is cumulative. As HowToGeek.com notes, if a surge protector is rated for 1,000 joules of energy and it gets one joule at a time over a period of time, it will need to be replaced after 1,000 incidents.  If a highly rated surge protector takes a major power surge, it may still function but it may also be near the end of its life span.

Replacing all surge protectors after a major power event is often recommended by experts.

The Batavian spoke to an electrician today who recommended checking all appliances.  Anything receiving an active electrical current at the time of Wednesday's surge could be toast, or close to it.

At least one resident in the area is without heat after the power surge damaged the circuitry of the forced air heater.

A National Grid crew member advised residents who suffered an economic loss as a result of the power surge to file a claim with National Grid.

Bertola said customers with claims can email National Grid at ClaimsDept@nationalgrid.com or by calling (315) 428-6536.

A law enforcement source said that typically, National Grid attempts to recover damages from the driver's insurance company -- and it appears this driver was insured -- when an accident damages a utility pole.

The damages, in this case, could include the pole and all of the subsequent residential repair work and any damages sustained by residents.

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Photos by Howard Owens.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/driver-in-law-street-accident-still-at-large-with-residents-in-area-suffering-damage#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/driver-in-law-street-accident-still-at-large-with-residents-in-area-suffering-damage Nov 24, 2022, 5:11pm National Grid Driver in Law Street accident still at large with residents in area suffering damage from power surge Howard Owens <p><div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/users/60/2022-11/img_3772lawstreet.jpg?itok=sWS0TcFi" width="460" height="345" alt="img_3772lawstreet.jpg" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> </p> <p>The driver behind the wheel of a minivan that struck a utility pole Wednesday&nbsp;afternoon on Law Street, causing a significant power surge in the area, has not been located yet.</p> <p>Sgt. Mitch Cowen said Thursday&nbsp;morning that police are pretty confident they know who the driver was, that he's not from</p>
National Grid workers on Day of Service install space for community garden at Salvation Army https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/national-grid-workers-on-day-of-service-install-space-for-community-garden-at
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Workers with National Grid, as part of the company's Day of Service, volunteered today at the Salvation Army in Batavia to create a community garden space, clearing grass from the plot and installing some raised beds.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/national-grid-workers-on-day-of-service-install-space-for-community-garden-at#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/national-grid-workers-on-day-of-service-install-space-for-community-garden-at Sep 16, 2022, 1:02pm National Grid National Grid workers on Day of Service install space for community garden at Salvation Army Howard Owens <p><div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/users/60/2022-09/img_2873salvationarmy.jpg?itok=t4bFG8Qz" width="460" height="303" alt="img_2873salvationarmy.jpg" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> </p> <p>Workers with National Grid, as part of the company's Day of Service, volunteered today at the Salvation Army in Batavia to create a community garden space, clearing grass from the plot and installing some raised beds.</p> <p><div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/users/60/2022-09/img_2878salvationarmy.jpg?itok=Ey8ur_3B" width="460" height="296" alt="img_2878salvationarmy.jpg" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> </p> <p><div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/users/60/2022-09/img_2884salvationarmy.jpg?itok=TqPeINRd" width="460" height="302" alt="img_2884salvationarmy.jpg" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> </p>
A brighter Batavia on the horizon https://www.thebatavian.com/joanne-beck/a-brighter-batavia-on-the-horizon/609687
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Batavia wants to buy back some lights from National Grid.

No small order, the purchase totals more than $226,000. The move will allow city public works crews to perform their own, more immediate, maintenance and repair of all lights throughout the city, City Manager Rachael Tabelski says.

“We do have a great working relationship (with National Grid). I think their ability to service the lights as quickly as they go out, sometimes it's difficult. They do their best to keep the lights up to date and to replace them, but there's definitely advantages to moving to the LED lights; we will have less outages,” Tabelski said during an interview with The Batavian. “And when we do have an outage, we'll be able to take care of them in house right in the city.”

Phase I to replace all regular lights with LEDs has begun, with a goal to have all LED lights in the city within the next six months, she said. This plan is to save on energy consumption, maintenance and expense while improving the overall quality of light that’s emitted.

According to the city’s presentation materials, LED (light-emitting diode) type lights are directional, which reduces light “trespass” onto adjacent properties and dark spots between street lights. They are also said to have a “higher color rendering index,” which allows the human eye to detect colors better, improving drivers’ ability to see pedestrians or other potential hazards.

City Council President Eugene Jankowski liked the idea when presented earlier this week at a council meeting.

“So they’ll be brighter, less costly, and we’ll have more control over them,” he said.

Council is expected to vote on the purchase of 948 lights for $226,038 at its July 11 meeting. A letter will also be sent to National Grid requesting the buyback, followed by a purchase and sales agreement to be approved by the Public Service Commission, Tabelski said.

Once the PSC approves, National Grid and the city of Batavia will close on the streetlight sale. At that point, the city will own and maintain its own lights, and will continue to pay National Grid for electric and delivery, but not for operations and maintenance costs.

The entire LED conversion program is to cost an estimated $1.7 million, to be paid for through long-term financing and the yearly cost savings of more energy efficient LEDs, Tabelski said.

Photo: Traditional streetlights, on the left, cast an orange glow, versus the whiter LED lights on the right. Photo part of the City of Batavia LED Street Light Conversion program.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/joanne-beck/a-brighter-batavia-on-the-horizon/609687#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/joanne-beck/a-brighter-batavia-on-the-horizon/609687 Jun 30, 2022, 3:02pm National Grid A brighter Batavia on the horizon jfbeck_99_272012 <p><div> <div class="field field--name-field-media-image field--type-image field--label-hidden field__item"> <img loading="lazy" src="https://www.thebatavian.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/users/272012/2022-06/streetlightingchange2022.jpg?itok=9Sc1Z18w" width="460" height="257" alt="streetlightingchange2022.jpg" class="image-style-large"> </div> </div> </p> <p>Batavia wants to buy back some lights from National Grid.</p> <p>No small order, the purchase totals more than $226,000. The move will allow city public works crews to perform their own, more immediate, maintenance and repair of all lights throughout the city, City Manager Rachael Tabelski says.</p> <p>“We do have</p>
Two power outages reported in Alexander https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/two-power-outages-reported-in-alexander/596719 There are two power outages reported by National Grid in Alexander, one affecting 372 customers and the other 907.

About half of the Village of Alexander is without power and that outage area stretches down Route 98 to Attica Central School, also north to Hunn Road and east almost to West Bethany/Molasses Hill Road.

The outage affecting 907 customers is along much of Route 238 and also covers a substantial portion of Wyoming County.

Nearly all of the National Grid service area in Wyoming County (a panhandle down the middle of the county) is without power.

The power outages in Alexander started at 2:54 p.m. and are expected to be resolved by 5 p.m.

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https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/two-power-outages-reported-in-alexander/596719#comments https://www.thebatavian.com/howard-b-owens/two-power-outages-reported-in-alexander/596719 Mar 16, 2022, 3:40pm National Grid Two power outages reported in Alexander Howard Owens <p>There are two power outages reported by National Grid in Alexander, one affecting 372 customers and the other 907.</p> <p>About half of the Village of Alexander is without power and that outage area stretches down Route 98 to Attica Central School, also north to Hunn Road and east almost to</p>