A Fossil Free Future for Cleanly Heating Homes and Businesses

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IEEE PES Baltimore & Technical Presentation on September 28, 2022 from 12 PM to 1 PM Eastern Time. Please join us for this IEEE PES event and feel free to share the event with your network. Registration will be open until the night before the event. The virtual meeting information will be sent and emailed to registrants of the event. 

National Grid’s vision is to fully eliminate fossil fuels from both our gas and electric systems, enabling all homes and businesses we serve to meet their heating needs without the use of fossil fuels by 2050, if not sooner.

We are proposing specific actions to achieve fossil-free heat fairly, affordably, and reliably for all our customers and communities. Our fossil-free vision rests on four pillars of action:  energy efficiency in buildings, a 100% fossil-free gas network, hybrid electric-gas heating systems, and targeted electrification and networked geothermal


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  • Date: 28 Sep 2022
  • Time: 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM
  • All times are (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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  • Starts 18 August 2022 11:58 AM
  • Ends 28 September 2022 09:55 AM
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Steve Woerner Steve Woerner of National Grid - New England


National Grid's Clean Energy Vision


Stephen J. Woerner

President, National Grid New England


Career: Steve joined National Grid on 1 October 2021, bringing over 30 years of experience in the energy industry. As President of National Grid in New England, he leads over 6,000 employees and is responsible for gas and electric operations in Massachusetts, as well as LNG, HVDC, and Transmission in New England.  Steve is committed to developing the most innovative, reliable, affordable solutions to bring clean energy to our more than 2.2 million New England electric and gas customers   He firmly believes the time is now to focus on enabling a future where all our energy needs are met without fossil fuels and believes National Grid is positioned to lead the way by decarbonizing our gas and electric systems while ensuring a transition that is equitable for all.

Before National Grid, Steve served as President & Chief Operating Officer for Baltimore Gas and Electric (BGE), over which time the company recorded its highest performance in safety, service, reliability and customer satisfaction. While at BGE, Steve held numerous executive, leadership and technical roles, with responsibilities for distribution and transmission engineering, customer service, operations, emergency preparedness and construction management.  Steve co-led the integration of Constellation and BGE into Exelon.  Steve also led business transformation efforts of BGE’s holding company, where he also served as a senior executive with responsibility for supply chain and other shared services.

Skills and competencies: Steve is a registered Professional Engineer with a bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Drexel University and a master’s degree in Business Administration from Loyola University Maryland.

In his role, Steve oversees the operational and financial performance of the New England businesses, and he is responsible for relationships with government officials, regulators and the customers and communities served by National Grid. He is committed to advancing New England’s clean energy objectives, while ensuring the safe, reliable and affordable delivery of energy to all customers.

External appointments:

  • Member, Edison Electric Institute CEO Policy Committee on Reliability and Business Continuity
  • Member, American Gas Association
  • Executive Steering Team member, Low Carbon Resources Initiative, a joint effort of the Electric Power Research Institute and the Gas Technology Institute
  • Board Member, Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce
  • Board Member, The New England Council
  • Board Member, Massachusetts Business Roundtable
  • Emeritus Board Member, A James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland


12:00 PM - 12:05 PM - IEEE PES Baltimore chapter introduction of the Speaker

12:05 PM  - 12:40 PM - Presentation by Speaker 

12:40 PM to 12:55 PM - Questions and Answers (Q&A)

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