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Our commercial businesses

We operate a broad mix of energy assets and businesses that provide competitive products and services for our customers in the UK and US. 

Electricity interconnectors

Our interconnectors deliver secure and affordable electricity and will play a critical role in tomorrow’s cleaner and smarter energy systems. We sell capacity products to energy traders and provide services for transmission system operators in the UK and mainland Europe. We currently have two interconnectors in operation and three in construction. We expect to have more than six gigawatts of interconnector capacity in operation by 2021.

  • BritNed – an independent joint venture with TenneT, connecting the UK and the Netherlands since 2011.

  • IFA – our first link between the UK and France, operated together with RTE since 1986.

  • IFA2 – our second link to France, developed with RTE, expected to be operational in 2020.

  • North Sea Link – developed with Statnett, North Sea Link will connect the UK and Norway. It will be world’s longest subsea interconnector when operational in 2021.

  • NEMO Link – we’re currently constructing a link between the UK and Belgium together with Elia. It’s expected to be operational in 2019.

  • Viking Link – we’re developing a link between the UK and Denmark together with Energinet. It’s due to be operational in 2023.

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) services

Our world-class facility on the Isle of Grain in the UK can process LNG from anywhere in the world. Able to meet over 20% of UK gas demand, it plays an important role in ensuring secure and competitively priced gas supplies for the UK and Europe. Grain’s location and the UK’s liquid gas market make it the terminal of choice for global LNG players. 

Traditional metering

Our metering business provides installation and maintenance services for energy suppliers in the regulated market in the UK. We maintain an asset base of more than 12 million industrial, commercial and domestic gas meters. 

Smart metering

National Grid Smart provides energy suppliers with turnkey solutions to meet their smart metering obligations. Founded upon a heritage of safe, efficient and trusted delivery, we offer a complete dual-fuel end-to-end service. 

US energy services

National Grid Energy Management provides expertise in commercial solar installations, alternative energy, electric generation, preventative maintenance, burner services, and high-efficiency installation in Metro New York City and Long Island. VAMCO offers affordable natural gas water heater rentals to both homeowners and tenants in the Rhode Island area.

Connecting customers with clean power

North Sea Link will enable the transport of renewable energy between the UK and Norway.

Securing UK gas supplies

Our LNG terminal on the Isle of Grain in the United Kingdom is able to meet 20% of the country’s gas demand.