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

Thu Mar 21, 2013 3:52pm EDT

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Aaron Choo Supports NYC Efforts with Communities Recovering from Sandy
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
community.   

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 communities."    

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
nationwide.   

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 
www.homereporter.com/events.    

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About National Grid  
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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