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.

Our portfolio already includes 40 companies, and more than 50% of the time we’ve been the lead investor in these deals. We also are an investor in four strategic venture funds.

We invest in the potential of energy.

We are the venture investment and innovation arm of National Grid plc., one of the largest investor-owned energy companies in the world.

Investment Allocation (in USD)
Lead Investor In New Deals
of portfolio companies have strategic engagements with National Grid
Innovation Projects Completed
Innovation projects underway

*numbers as of October 25, 2022

  • IOT and Grid Modernization

  • Cloud and Edge

  • AI and Analytics

  • Security

  • Smart Grid

  • Energy Management

Future Proofing: National Grid’s CEO on NGP’s mission

Watch a fireside chat with our company’s CEO on how NGP’s investments sharpen our focus on customers and boost our clean-energy goals.

Innovating Upstream Ideas: Got an idea that may not yet be “investable”?

Our Innovation team can turn it into a pilot program – or even a new business. Watch one example below.

Our Portfolio

Our portfolio companies are working to change the planet. See how we’re helping.

Innovating Our Way to Net-Zero

Watch our President Lisa Lambert moderate a panel at COP26 with the CEOs of Edison International, EPRI and National Grid on how startups can drive clean energy technology.

National Grid’s COO Talks about the Partnership with NGP

Chris Kelly, COO of New England Electric Operations at National Grid, comments on his team’s partnership with NGP, the company’s venture investment and innovation arm.

The Future of Clean Energy

Ben Wilson, National Grid’s Chief Strategy and External Affairs Officer, speaks with Lisa Lambert, Founder and President of National Grid Partners, about how NGP invests in startups and develops prototypes to help the company move toward a clean energy future.