National Grid lies at the heart of a transforming energy system, spanning the UK and the US.

Our businesses supply gas and electricity, safely, reliably and efficiently to millions of customers and communities. But we also drive change through engineering innovation and by incubating new ideas with the power to revolutionise our industry. 

Focusing on decarbonising the energy system

As the world changes to embrace cleaner energy and businesses shift to operate in a more responsible way, we are leading that charge. We are focused on finding ways to decarbonise the energy system; from building interconnectors to allow the UK to share clean energy with our neighbours in Europe, to investing in renewable energy generation in the US.

We connect people to the energy they need to live their lives. We continually strive to find a better way. We Bring Energy to Life.

The power of our business lies in our people

The power of our business lies in our people. Their expertise and dedication enables us to deliver to our customers. We are dedicated to supporting their ongoing development, wellbeing and to encouraging inclusion and diversity in the workplace, because we believe that everyone should be able to bring their whole self to work to allow them to achieve their full potential.

Making a positive impact

Making a positive impact is essential to who we are and what we do. Whether this means helping young people to become the problem solvers of tomorrow, supporting our customers to use energy efficiently or helping tackle global climate change, acting responsibility informs everything we do, every day.


Fast facts

23,069 employees worldwide

In the UK

  • 4,481 miles (7,212 kilometres) of overhead electricity lines*

  • 1,391 miles (2,239 kilometres) of underground electricity cables*

  • 4,740 miles (7,630 kilometres) of high-pressure gas pipes*

  • 7.8 GW capacity of interconnectors in operation or under construction

  • 90% of electricity imported by our electricity interconnectors will be from zero carbon sources by 2030

  • By 2024 our electricity interconnectors will import enough energy to power 8 million homes

In the US

  • 9,109 miles (14,659 kilometres) of overhead electricity transmission lines*

  • 105 miles (169 kilometres) of underground electricity transmission cables*

  • 35,682 miles (57,425 kilometres) of gas pipelines*

  • Over 2.4 GW of wind and solar energy projects that are operational or currently under construction

  • Connected over 200 MW of rooftop solar for 27,000 customers across the U.S. through its partnership with Sunrun

National Grid Partners

  • $250M technology fund launched in 2018

  • 20 investments to date

*Figures provided as part of 2019/20 Annual Report.

Our strategic priorities

We have four strategic priorities for our business that will help us make our purpose possible and achieve our vision of being at the heart of a clean, fair and affordable energy future. We explain each one below.