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Renewable energy

Read more about our work in solar and wind power, as well as battery energy storage.

Renewable energy

At the heart of what we do, National Grid Ventures is working to accelerate the development of our clean energy future. In support of this goal we’ve made significant investments in large-scale renewable energy projects, including wind, solar and battery storage.

Additionally, we’ve made investments in community and residential solar to develop the potential of grid services using cleaner, renewable sources of energy.

Large-scale renewable energy

In October 2020, we launched National Grid Renewables as the new brand name for our US renewable energy business focused on accelerating the clean energy transition through developing, owning and operating large-scale renewable energy assets, including solar, onshore wind and battery storage, across the United States.

National Grid Renewables has a robust development pipeline of onshore renewable energy projects in various stages of development throughout the United States, as well as geographically diverse operational assets across the country.

As a farmer-friendly and community-focused business, National Grid Renewables develops projects for corporations and utilities that seek to repower America’s electricity grid by reigniting local economies and reinvesting in a sustainable, clean energy future.

Most recently, National Grid Renewables announced the commercial operation of its 200 MW Crocker Wind Farm, which has power purchase agreements in place with Walmart and Cargill, and a Power Purchase Agreement with Basin Electric Power Cooperative for the 128 MW Wild Springs solar project.

Battery energy storage systems

As an alternative to building new transmission or fossil-fired peaking capacity, we have partnered with NextEra Energy Resources in the development of two battery energy storage systems on Long Island. These include 5 MW, 40 MWh battery energy storage systems in both East Hampton and Montauk, New York.

The systems have helped decrease emissions and enabled peak-shaving during the busy summers on the southeast end of Long Island.

Community and residential solar

We’ve partnered with San Francisco-based Sunrun, a leading provider of residential solar and battery storage in the U.S., since 2016. The collaboration has included a USD $100 million asset investment and employees from each company working to develop the potential of grid services using cleaner, renewable sources of energy.

The partnership has also included joint marketing, leveraging both companies’ strong brands, to accelerate the adoption of rooftop solar in a cost-effective, highly-scalable way. 

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Estimated project benefits and impacts

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* Data derived from and associated with renewable energy projects under construction or in operation by affiliates of National Grid Renewables. Environmental benefits calculated using the United States Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) greenhouse gas equivalencies calculator. Environmental benefits are singular, not additive. Environmental benefits represent annual estimated amounts. Economic benefits calculated based on National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) JEDI Model, National Grid Renewables models, and current tax law for renewable energy facilities. Economic benefits represent estimated total impact over the first 20 years of operation. All project production, benefits, and amounts are estimates and not guaranteed. Information presented is subject to change.