Judith Judson leads corporate strategy for National Grid’s US utility businesses that serve 20
million people with electricity and gas in New York and New England. Judith sets the vision,
drives the strategy and facilitates key business decisions, including multi-billion dollar
investments, and mergers and acquisitions. Judith led the development of National Grid’s Clean
Energy Vision for a fossil-free future, announced in April 2022, to fully eliminate fossil fuels
from National Grid’s gas and electric systems by 2050. While continuing to lead U.S. corporate
strategy, in May 2022, Judith was appointed to head a new business line for National Grid
Ventures for the commercial development of green hydrogen. Judith also serves on the Boards
of the Northeast Clean Energy Council and Transgas, the largest gas transportation company in
Prior to National Grid, Judith served in top government positions in Massachusetts, as
Commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources and as Chair of the
Massachusetts Public Utilities Commission. In these roles, Judith led the development of
nation-leading energy policies and utility programs for solar, storage, offshore wind, energy
efficiency and electric vehicles.
She also spent several years in executive leadership roles in the clean energy and energy
storage industry. At Ameresco and Customized Energy Solutions Ltd., she advised customers on
their market strategies and business models for pursuing clean energy investments and new
energy technologies. At Beacon Power Corporation, an energy storage start-up, she developed
multiple utility-scale storage projects and managed the company’s project development, asset
management and regulatory teams.
Judith earned a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Kettering University and a
Master’s degree in Business Administration from Harvard Business School.