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

Forbes: National Grid Looks Past The Switch For Utility Innovation
Most consumers probably think that electricity comes from a light switch or, as National Grid’s Ed White says, “Nobody wakes up and says thank goodness my utility invested in the necessary infrastructure to power my alarm clock.”...
Aug 10, 2015 11:00 AM ET
Tour the Halls of Albany’s Tech Valley: A National Grid Connect21 Video
Our video series started with an overview of Connect21 and includes footage of the important infrastructure projects we are working on in each of our jurisdictions. Visit here to watch any you’ve missed. ...
Aug 5, 2015 8:30 AM ET
What Outage? - a National Grid Connect21 Video
Mark Hawke, Mayor of Gardner, MA, was probably speaking on behalf of a lot of people when he said, “It blew my mind when I found out that the only way National Grid knows that the power went out is if you call and tell them. Cue grid modernization and a future when a customer’s meter will let us know they’ve lost power; when devices on electricity poles sense where an outage has...
Jul 22, 2015 10:30 AM ET
Newtown Creek Biogas Project – A Connect21 Video
Imagine: Producing clean energy, improving air quality, and tackling climate change with…wastewater. The Newtown Creek renewable gas project in Brooklyn, NY will do just that. In our Connect21 video, the NYC Department of Environmental Protection and National Grid tell a compelling story about converting biogas into renewable natural gas for residential and...
Jul 16, 2015 5:00 PM ET
National Grid: Pioneering a Solution Video
On this 5th stop of our Connect21 video series, tour the substation with Massachusetts President Marcy Reed, and hear what former Massachusetts Senator Gail Canderas and local officials have to say about the difference upgraded...
Jun 18, 2015 3:45 PM ET