2024 Top Utilities

These top utility providers play a key role in economic development, as well as sustainability efforts.


Arthur W. Hamlin
Manager, Economic Development


National Grid is an electricity, natural gas, and clean energy delivery company, serving more than 20 million people with electricity and natural gas through its networks in New York and Massachusetts.

National Grid is transforming its electricity and natural gas networks with smarter, cleaner, and more resilient energy solutions to meet the goal of eliminating fossils in our systems by 2050. The company is committed to playing a leading role in enabling and accelerating the transition to a clean energy future, while ensuring all customers and communities continue to have aff ordable and reliable options to heat their homes and run their businesses.

“When it comes to meeting the threat of climate change, there is no silver bullet, which is why National Grid is taking a hybrid approach to decarbonizing our energy system, incorporating solar, wind, and fossil-free fuels like green hydrogen,” said Rudy Wynter, National Grid’s New York President. “By using all the clean energy options available, we can meet New York’s climate change goals and ensure reliable, affordable service.”

National Grid is also proud of its role in helping New York consistently rank at or near the top nationally in energy efficiency programs, electric vehicles on roads, solar installations, planned offshore wind, and environmental stewardship. In addition to this track record of success, the states in which National Grid operates have enacted some of the most progressive climate laws in the country, establishing future requirements for net-zero emissions across their economies.

National Grid’s assistance was critical to Great Lakes Cheese’s decision to locate a new manufacturing facility in the Chautauqua County Village of Franklinville in western New York. Th e company provided more than $1.5 million in economic development, energy efficiency, and EV Make-Ready funding to help Great Lakes Cheese remain competitive and add hundreds of jobs at its new, $621 million, 500,000-square-foot facility.

National Grid’s innovative Manufacturing Productivity Program provides matching grants to eligible applicants committed to lean manufacturing projects that eliminate waste and increase productivity. The incentive is enhanced if the customer combines productivity improvements with growth-targeted activities resulting in new customers and/or products.

National Grid was awarded a $50 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy for a project to deploy digital technology, which will optimize the use of distributed energy resources to improve electric system reliability and resilience. The project is expected to lead to greater development and adoption of decarbonized resources.

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