Terence M. Sobolewski

Interim President, National Grid New England


Career: As interim President of our New England Jurisdiction, Terry leads 6,000 employees, serving 3 million electric and gas customers across Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Joining National Grid in August 2011, he has held roles in sales and program operations, business planning and enterprise-wide process and performance improvement. As Chief Customer Officer, he was responsible for customer innovation, sales and solution delivery. And, as Rhode Island Jurisdiction President, he led the company’s efforts to deliver safe, reliable, clean and affordable energy for customers and communities across the state.

Prior to joining National Grid, Terry led East Coast Business Development for SunPower Corporation, a leader in the design, manufacturing and delivery of new solar technologies. He also worked for GE Capital in various leadership roles, including Mid-Atlantic Region Manager for GE Capital Solutions, General Manager for GE Technology Finance and Senior Managing Director – Channel Sales for GE Vendor Finance. While on active duty with the US Navy, Terry completed training as a Naval Intelligence Officer, spending the majority of his time with Electronic Warfare, Squadron 130, in Whidbey Island, WA. He received both his B.S.E. in Mechanical Engineering and his M.B.A. from Duke University.

Skills and competencies: Terry has more than 20 years of leadership experience in energy and finance. He also brings to the Executive Committee an extensive background in clean energy solutions, including energy efficiency and affordability, demand response, electric transport, distributed energy resource programs and community support through corporate citizenship and economic development.

External appointments:

  • Advisory Board of Duke’s Center for Energy, Development and the Global Environment (EDGE)

  • Director of United Way of Rhode Island