Raising Buffalo – a Connect21 video

Building in Buffalo, NY Once upon a time, RiverBend was an industrial brownfield, housing the 90 acre Republic Steel Plant. Today, following a decade-long ecological and economical transformation, it’s restored and ready for new tenants. SolarCity is planning to build a 1,125,000 square feet factory in RiverBend.

There’s emergent growth in nearby areas too – downtown in repurposed buildings, the Niagara Medical Campus, along the waterfront and the harbor. Customers, small and large, are interested in expansion, capacity for future growth, energy efficiency, and renewables.

In our third Connect21 video, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, National Grid NY President Ken Daly, and others, tell a compelling story about economic development in Buffalo and Western New York.

Interesting fact: SolarCity will be the western hemisphere’s largest solar panel manufacturer.

Want to know more? Watch the Raising Buffalo video now!


Our video series started with an overview of Connect21 and includes footage of the important infrastructure projects we are working on in each of our jurisdictions. Our second stop was at the Newtown Creek Biogas Project in Brooklyn, NY. Here are a few more you can look forward to learning about:

  • Clarkson University’s micro grid project in Upstate New York
  • Worcester’s Smart Energy Solutions project in Massachusetts
  • Rhode Island’s Aquidneck Island reliability project

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