Stephen J. Woerner

President, National Grid New England


Career: Steve joined National Grid on 1 October 2021 and brings over 30 years of experience in the energy industry. He leads 6,000 employees who serve 3 million New England electric and gas customers and is responsible for gas and electric operations in Massachusetts and Rhode Island.

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 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

  • Member, University of Maryland R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Board of Visitors

  • Emeritus Board Member, A James Clark School of Engineering, University of Maryland

  • Member, Boy Scouts of American Baltimore Area Council Board of Directors