National Grid Community And Customer Manager To Be Recognized At Brooklyn "Rising Stars" Event

  National Grid Community And Customer Manager To Be Recognized At Brooklyn
                             "Rising Stars" Event

Aaron Choo Supports NYC Efforts with Communities Recovering from Sandy

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, March 21, 2013

NEW YORK, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Aaron Choo, Manager, Community and
Customer Management for National Grid – New York, will be recognized as one of
the Brooklyn "Rising Stars." The award recognizes 40 top young professionals
who exemplify outstanding leadership skills in their chosen field and in their

In his role for National Grid, Choo is responsible for maintaining strong
local partnerships with New York City agencies to provide superior customer
service. Choo works with the agencies to provide energy efficiency assistance
to help them save energy and money, and reduce their carbon footprint for
their buildings in Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island.

"I am honored to receive this award and the recognition of my contributions as
part of the National Grid team assisting natural gas customers and communities
with their energy needs every day and in times of emergencies," said Choo. 

During Hurricane Sandy restoration efforts, Choo worked with New York City
agencies to facilitate customers in the hardest hit areas reconnecting to
National Grid's natural gas network. Choo coordinated with the City agencies
on replacing all flood damaged gas equipment in customers' homes and restoring
their gas service in real time.

"National Grid strives to create an environment that is truly inclusive of our
employees, our customers and our communities," said Ken Daly, President,
National Grid – New York. "Aaron's extensive work with agencies was
beneficial during Sandy to support the energy needs in the hardest hit

Choo has a long career with National Grid. He joined the company in 2002 and
has held positions in engineering and marketing.

He is the treasurer and a board member of the Association of Black
Professionals, an employee resource group, which provides support and
resources for the professional growth of National Grid employees and advances
the company's Inclusion and Diversity vision. Choo is a member of the
American Association of Blacks in Energy.

Choo has a Bachelor of Science degree in mechanical engineering from Hofstra
University and a Master of Business Administration degree in finance from
Baruch College. He is a licensed professional engineer in New York State.
Choo is also one of the first Gates Millennium Scholars, which provides
good-through-graduation scholarships for 1,000 talented students each year

The Brooklyn "Rising Stars" will be recognized during the 2nd Annual Awards &
Networking Cocktail Event on Thursday, March 21, 2013 at Steiner Studios in
the Brooklyn Navy Yard at 6 p.m. For more information visit 


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National Grid (LSE: NG; NYSE:NGG) is an electricity and gas company that
connects consumers to energy sources through its networks. The company is at
the heart of one of the greatest challenges facing our society - to create
new, sustainable energy solutions for the future and developing an energy
system that underpins economic prosperity in the 21st century. National Grid
holds a vital position at the center of the energy system and it 'joins
everything up'.

In the northeast US, we connect more than seven million gas and electric
customers to vital energy sources, essential for our modern lifestyles. In
Great Britain, we run the gas and electricity systems that our society is
built on, delivering gas and electricity across the country.

National Grid delivers electricity to more than 3 million customers in
Massachusetts, New York and Rhode Island. It manages the electricity network
on Long Island under an agreement with the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA),
and owns over 4,000 megawatts of contracted electricity generation, providing
power to over one million LIPA customers. It is the largest distributor of
natural gas in northeastern U.S., serving more than 3 million customers in New
York, Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

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