National Grid

    National Grid plc history, company profile (overview) and corporate video

       National Grid plc is a multinational electricity and gas utility company headquartered in London, England, the United Kingdom.


       The National Grid was established in 1935 in the UK.

       In 1990, the transmission activities of the Central Electricity Generating Board, covering England and Wales, were transferred to the National Grid Company plc.

       In 1995, the company was listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE).

       In 2000, National entered the US, acquiring the New England Electric System and Eastern Utilities Associates.



    • Owns the high-voltage electricity transmission network in England and Wales;
    • The Electricity System Operator (a legally separate business).


    • Owns and operates electricity distribution networks in upstate New York and Massachusetts;
    • Owns and operates electricity transmission facilities across the Northeast; including upstate New York, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Vermont;
    • Owns and operates gas distribution networks across the Northeastern US.


    • National Grid Ventures;
    • National Grid Partners.

       With more than 20,000 employees, National Grid plc is considered one of the world’s largest publicly listed utilities focused on the transmission and distribution of electricity and gas. According to Forbes, it is considered one of the Largest Public Companies in the World.

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    **Video published on YouTube by “National Grid UK



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