National Grid Economic Development Page
National Grid invests millions of dollars in economic development programs every year. If your project involves energy efficiency or infrastructure, one of these programs may be right for you.
- The Capital Investment Incentive program provides grants to fund electric and natural gas improvements on National Grid owned or required natural gas and electric infrastructure for certain businesses projects that involve major capital investment in plant and equipment.
- The Industrial Building Assistance program provides grants of up to $250,000 to building owners undertaking efforts to retrofit the interior electric and gas infrastructure required to convert these buildings to multi-tenant industrial use.
- The Brownfield Redevelopment program provides grants to fund utility related infrastructure improvements and other costs that are necessary to progress the redevelopment of a brownfield site or vacant building.
- The 3-Phase Power Incentive program provides grants of up to $50,000 to help fund the extension of 3-phase electric service to eligible National Grid customers.
Energy Pricing Programs
Natural Gas Discounts
The EZR natural gas program offers discounts that range from 3 to 5 cents per therm, depending on service classification and consumption.
Electric Pricing Discounts (SC-12)
This electric pricing program has greatly enhanced National Grid’s ability to help existing and prospective customers capitalize on business opportunities. SC-12 is an umbrella program that covers the full range of competitive situations, including business attraction, business expansion and customer retention.
SC-12 Growth Programs
Business Attraction-This program offers discounts to prospective customers who are evaluating locations both inside and outside National Grid’s service territory. It is also open to new businesses considering a start-up of operations in the National Grid service territory.
Business Expansion-Our business expansion program is available to current National Grid customers (25 kW or larger) who are evaluating an expansion of their existing usage-either through physical expansion (i.e., increase in kW) or increased utilization (i.e., higher kWh usage).
SC-12 Retention Programs
Revitalization-This program is designed to retain large manufacturing facilities in danger of closure due to financial distress.
Relocation-Open primarily to our larger industrial customers, this program offers discounts to prevent the relocation of manufacturing facilities to areas outside the National Grid service territory.
New York State Electric and Gas Incentives
Brownfield/Building Redevelopment Program
NYSEG and RG&E will provide assistance of up to $500,000 per project/unique phase of project for electric-related infrastructure improvements on either the company-owned or company-approved customer-owned equipment necessary for the redevelopment of a brownfield site or a vacant building.
This program includes brownfield sites and redevelopment of historic/legacy buildings, waterfront developments, etc. that result in totally dedicated facilities or mixed-use facilities, contingent upon qualified business sectors, load, usage or square footage being more than 50% of the project.
No minimum monthly demand threshold is required.
In addition, as part of the maximum contribution of up to $500,000, the company will provide up to $20,000 toward a feasibility study/assessment and/or remediation redevelopment efforts. The customer would have to invest at least 33.33% toward total investment.
Capital Investment Incentive Program – Tier I
NYSEG and RG&E will provide assistance of up to $400,000 per project/unique phase of project for electric-related infrastructure improvements on either company-owned or customer-owned equipment and other costs necessary for the construction of a new building or an addition to or redevelopment of an existing building.
Capital Investment Incentive Program Tier 2
NYSEG and RG&E will provide assistance of up to $200,000 per project/unique phase of project for electric-related infrastructure improvements on either company-owned or customer-owned equipment and other costs necessary for the construction of a new building or an addition to or redevelopment of an existing building.
Power Quality/Reliability Program
NYSEG and RG&E will provide up to 50% of the equipment cost required for power reliability or power quality improvements to be installed behind the meter with a maximum contribution of up to $100,000.