Central New York
The 12,705 square miles of our Central New York service region, including the Northern Region and Mohawk Valley, is home to more National Grid customers than any other: over 490,000 residential and nearly 51,000 commercial customers live and work in Central New York. Among them are some 2,500 National Grid employees, who maintain and ensure the reliability of the vast infrastructure — nearly 19,000 miles of overhead and underground line, 295 substations, and some 4,200 miles of natural gas pipe — that serves the region. It’s a system that powers economic segments from agribusiness, education, defense, health care, paper, recreation, entertainment and tourism, brewing, manufacturing, nanotechnology, research and development, and many more.
Across Central New York, you’ll find National Grid is upgrading, expanding and investing in our energy delivery system to meet the real economic growth we are seeing in the region. We support that growth in other ways too — including grants, innovative programs, and progressive partnerships and initiatives that have real, positive impacts on our customers and communities. In Oneida County, our $250,000 Urban Corridor incentive helped the Bagg’s Square Association revitalize and re-envision a cherished Utica neighborhood, promoting growth while preserving history. Across Onondaga, Oswego and Cortland counties, $415,000 in National Grid incentives for lighting and boiler upgrades enabled Cortland and West Genesee central school districts, Oswego BOCES and SUNY Cortland to reduce their energy use by a combined annual 3.5 million kilowatt-hours. And on the manufacturing front, our crews are at work on a $30.5 million upgrade to our Edic Road substation that will power construction of the Marcy Nanocenter in the Mohawk Valley.
Want to see more? We invite you to click on the stories in our #InvestinginUpstate map — and come back often — to explore National Grid’s ongoing commitment to investing in the people, communities and the future of Western New York. There is much to tell.