Linde Secures Funding from National Grid’s $1.4 Million Initiative to Enhance WNY Economic Projects

By October 5, 2023 3   min read  (490 words)

October 5, 2023 |

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National Grid, through its robust suite of economic development programs, is providing around $1.4 million to support various projects across Western New York.

Among them are two creative clean energy solutions: Linde’s clean hydrogen plant in Niagara Falls and Hauptman Woodward Medical Research Institute’s innovative battery backup pilot program.

“Companies like Linde and Hauptman Woodward are pioneering exciting new technologies that represent market-leading innovation and are representative of our nationwide transition to clean energy and sustainability,” said National Grid Regional Director Ken Kujawa, who added that these projects align with the goals of National Grid’s Fossil-Free Vision, a plan that calls for eliminating fossil fuels from the company’s U.S. gas and electricity systems by 2050. “Our fossil-free vision addresses climate change while ensuring affordable, reliable service for our customers. And as we at National Grid began working alongside Linde and Hauptman-Woodward to learn about their goals, it was determined that our economic development programs could support, advance and nurture these ideas, so that they can be brought to life and make a difference.”

The projects receiving funding include:

Linde awarded $750,000 grant for Hydogen Production

Last year, industrial gas company Linde announced plans to build a 35-megawatt proton exchange membrane electrolyzer – its first in North America – to produce clean, carbon-free hydrogen through electrolysis at the company’s 4501 Royal Ave. Niagara Falls location. To support this project, National Grid has provided a $750,000 economic development grant through its Electric Capital Investment Incentive Program, which offsets costs associated with utility infrastructure upgrades to accommodate business expansion.

“Linde appreciates National Grid’s support, and we are excited to be making this investment in New York,” said Todd Lawson, vice president east region, Linde. “The liquid hydrogen produced by this new facility will be distributed throughout the region to be used in end markets such as transportation, electronics and manufacturing, while helping to enable a more sustainable future.”

More About National Grid’s Economic Development Programs

National Grid’s economic development grant program aligns with the company’s Project C initiative, which is designed as a collaborative effort with customers and community leaders to positively impact sustainability, neighborhood and community investment, and workforce development.

Since 2003, National Grid’s 18 economic development programs have provided more than $145 million in assistance, helping to create or retain more than 65,000 jobs and supporting almost $10.5 billion in private and public investment across upstate New York. More information about National Grid’s suite of programs is available at

About National Grid

National Grid (NYSE: NGG) is an electricity, natural gas, and clean energy delivery company serving more than 20 million people through our networks in New York and Massachusetts. National Grid is focused on building a smarter, stronger, cleaner energy future — transforming our networks with more reliable and resilient energy solutions to meet state climate goals and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

SOURCE: National Grid

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