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    Investing in the potential of energy.



Investing in the potential of energy

  • Exactly like nothing else

    National Grid created National Grid Partners (NGP) to ‘disrupt itself’ and advance the energy systems of tomorrow. This includes incubating and investing in startups at the intersection of energy and emerging tech; innovating new businesses from scratch; business development; and infusing an entrepreneurial culture into National Grid. NGP is dedicated to creating a smarter, renewable future.

  • Exactly like nothing else

    National Grid created National Grid Partners (NGP) to ‘disrupt itself’ and advance the energy systems of tomorrow. This includes incubating and investing in startups at the intersection of energy and emerging tech; innovating new businesses from scratch; business development; and infusing an entrepreneurial culture into National Grid. NGP is dedicated to creating a smarter, renewable future.

What we do

We invest in provocative visions and disruption in the energy sector. This spans small, fast growing companies, with a couple inching their way to profitability. These companies target everything from wireless charging and residential solar to distributed energy and next-generation transportation, such as hyperloop systems.

Our first focus is on innovation inside National Grid – not only incremental improvements, but those that can drive dramatic revenue and market advantages. To support internally grown opportunities, we’ve created innovation, incubation, and business-development teams.

Our teams bring the best innovative practices to our business units; scout for fresh ideas; coordinate the great work already underway; and accelerate progress through rapid prototyping, fast customer feedback, and rigorous business-model evaluation. The goal is to abandon low-return concepts as quickly as possible to make room for truly disruptive ideas.

The second area of focus is outside our walls. We want to find fast-growing companies that complement what we do, invest in them, and incorporate their technologies where and when it gives us an advantage.