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National Grid has unveiled plans for the future home of its Sustainability Hub, a 2,200 square-foot facility centrally located within the company's smart grid pilot area in Worcester, Mass.

The space, located at 912 Main St., has been donated by Clark University and will provide the community and customers with interactive education about energy efficiency and emerging technologies. National Grid says the hub is an integral part of its smart grid pilot, now known as the Smart Energy Solutions Program.

The pilot calls for the installation of advanced metering systems, and more than half of the 15,000 smart meters have been installed to date, the utility notes.

When completed this fall, the Sustainability Hub will be fully renovated with sustainable materials and energy-efficient equipment, donated from vendors including Mitsubishi, GE/Phillips, Blue Hive and Verizon. A ChargePoint electric vehicle charging station will also be installed just outside of the facility.



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