National Grid announced commitment to carbon-neutral services by 2050

ROCHESTER N.Y. (WHEC) — One of the largest gas and electricity providers in the U.S. announced on Tuesday that it plans to eliminate fossil fuels in its gas and electric networks by 2050.

National Grid will transition its services to using natural gas from renewable sources and hydrogen power.

National Grid, which serves 30 million customers across New York, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island, offers services in all of Genesee and Orleans counties. The company’s reach also includes the southwestern edge of Monroe county and much of Livingston county.

The multinational company said that its renewable energy transition in the U.S. also seeks to make its services more cost-efficient for consumers. The CEO of National Grid, John Pettigrew, said providing carbon-neutral services is critical to their mission of combating climate change.

"We have a critical responsibility to lead the clean energy transition for our customers and communities," Pettigrew said.