National Grid

National Grid is one of the world’s largest investor-owned energy companies. In 2016, the Copperleaf® Decision Analytics solution was implemented at National Grid to enhance decision making for its gas distribution infrastructure in the northeastern US, and in 2018, the company selected the Copperleaf Decision Analytics Solution for its electricity transmission and gas transmission operations in the UK. Copperleaf enables National Grid to deliver superior investment decision making and budget planning analytics than was previously possible.

A successful example of the spin-in approach is National Grid’s supplier partnership with Copperleaf…This cascading series of engagements across National Grid provided a product that saved tens of millions of dollars for National Grid along with an important investment opportunity.”

Breakthrough Energy National Grid Innovation Case Study

Emergent events lead to uncertainty, which leads to people seeking to understand the impacts on the network, customers, and business. With Copperleaf’s solutions, we have been able to look at those financial strategies—something we wouldn’t even have been able to dream of doing in the past. We’ve been able to quickly answer these questions and make decisions to move our business forward.”

Stewart Whyte Delivery Optimisation Manager, National Grid Electricity Transmission

The basic benefits are that we will be able to make value-based decisions and that’s based on our own information and then the tool will help us to look at different scenarios and be able to make decisions on that. But essentially, that’s a total change to the way our business works because we won’t have people turning handles on spreadsheets; they’ll now be able to think about what’s the best way for us to invest our money.”

Isabelle Haigh Head of Gas Transmission Transformation Programme, National Grid

As we approach RIIO T2, National Grid needs to continue to drive improved asset investment decisions. We have selected the Copperleaf Decision Analytics Solution to increase our capabilities and ensure we deliver best value for our customers.”

Antony Green Head of Engineering & Asset Management, National Grid Gas Transmission