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Project C

The Grid Collective

Providing vendors with equal access to clean energy opportunities

To reach our clean energy goals, we need more energy vendors to adopt efficiency and weatherization upgrades, while also training workers for their role in our transition to a fossil-free future. We are launching The Grid Collective to give New York energy vendors and workers more resources to increase their efficiency and support the grid of the future.

worker working on a system

The Grid Collective is a National Grid program aimed at providing weatherization and energy efficiency training to workers and vendors. Both energy vendors and individuals are welcome to apply to the program. Accepted participants will be trained by the Business Performance Institute (BPI) and through other training organizations’ certified sites.

Vendor candidates
The Grid Collective will support vendors in the following industries:

  • HVAC
  • electrical
  • plumbing
  • construction
  • project and program management
  • other related industries.

All vendor candidates will be required to comply with National Grid’s Vendor Criteria.

Workforce candidates
Individuals who meet the following criteria are encouraged to apply:

  • have a high school GED
  • have a New York driver’s license
  • can lift between 50-75 pounds
  • have an OSHA 30 badge (not required).

National Grid is committed to providing equal access to clean energy job opportunities. All potential applicants are encouraged to apply, especially vendors and individuals who are minorities, women, LGBTQ+, veterans and other underrepresented populations.

Click here to access our application form for both vendor and workforce candidates.

Vendor candidate assistance may include:

  • preparation for servicing
  • lead generation and sales support
  • project management support
  • candidate screening and hiring
  • safety training.

Individual workforce support may include:

  • clean energy workforce training
  • job site preparation
  • BPI certification
  • job placement
  • safety training.

Individuals who successfully complete the program will be added to a candidate pool used by National Grid, its partners and vendors who have completed the program and are seeking talent for relevant jobs.

Vendors will be added to a list that National Grid uses to assign weatherization and energy efficiency jobs.

Selected candidates will be invited to attend an orientation and will be provided access to additional training materials. Candidates who complete the program with a passing grade will have the opportunity to pursue certification, continuing education and/or job placement.

Program training will be offered through the Building Performance Institute (BPI) and other certified training partners. Training topics may include:

  • preparation for servicing
  • lead generation and sales support
  • project management support
  • candidate screening and hiring
  • safety training.

All accepted candidates must attend quarterly review meetings to assess the program and their engagement. As-needed meetings will be scheduled to address any issues and to provide program feedback.

As a part of Project C, The Grid Collective is working toward climate and environmental justice for all of our New York communities, while also providing vendor support, workforce development and training for residents in the clean energy sector. Join us in building a cleaner, more sustainable energy grid for our future.

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