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Connect21 is a framework that links customer needs and policy goals with technology and market solutions.

Bringing Connect21 to life

Anything worth having is worth working hard for – and bringing America’s energy network into the 21st century not only qualifies, it’s very doable. We believe our Connect21 vision advances America’s natural gas and electricity infrastructure beyond its 20thcentury limitations to create a more customer-centric, resilient, agile, efficient, and environmentally-sound energy network.

By embracing policy and technological innovation, this initiative will drive improved energy productivity, create jobs and strengthen local economies. That’s worth working for, and we in America’s energy community stand ready to roll up our sleeves.

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Content from this campaign

National Grid Stands Up Microgrid in Potsdam NY with Clarkson University
On this final stop in our Connect21 video series, hear all about our partnership with Clarkson University on a microgrid project in Potsdam, NY. It’s anything but small. In fact, Clarkson’s president predicts the partnership between National...
Nov 30, 2015 11:00 AM ET
Beam Me Up, Solar – a National Grid Connect21 Video
On this stop of our Connect21 video series, we describe how we’re using 16MW of solar to address two goals: (1) finding new ways to lower energy prices in the region, and (2) continuing to find ways to give our customers access to renewable power. Join leaders from National Grid, the...
Oct 27, 2015 1:30 PM ET
National Grid’s Interstate Reliability Project—A Connect 21 Video
The Interstate Reliability Project will meet the demand for electricity and support the reliable delivery of electricity to customers under many different conditions. The Interstate Reliability Project, designed to improve reliability of our transmission network, is a New England East-West Solution (NEEWS) 345-kV transmission project. The project is in an existing transmission right-of-...
Oct 2, 2015 2:30 PM ET
National Grid Balances New England’s Energy Future: A Connect21 Video
New England energy strategy for National Grid is one where we’re trying to address both policy issues as well as customer issues.” Sandy Taft, director, Environmental & Sustainable Policy expresses that we are resolute about shaping an energy future that addresses reliability and affordability concerns. On this...
Sep 22, 2015 10:00 AM ET
National Grid on Creating an Ecosystem: A Connect21 Video
“Anytime we engage with a developer or business owner to undertake a project, we recommend that National Grid be one of the first calls that they make.” Ben Walsh, Deputy Commissioner Neighborhood & Business Development, Syracuse says matter-of-factly. He explains that National Grid knows best about the state of the electrical infrastructure, available upgrades, and feasibility of projects...
Sep 11, 2015 9:00 AM ET