48 Million people in the US cannot afford to pay for heating, cooling, lighting, cooking. They may suffer from energy poverty.

Gridmates is the world's first internet platform designed to end energy poverty

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Number of People affected

Average needs for a low income family/year


=15.4% of population



  • Heating/Cooling
  • Hot/Cool water
  • Refrigeration
  • Air Conditioning
  • Other Appliances
  • $246 = 2,311kWh
  • $311 = 2,836kWh
  • $172 = 1,485kWh
  • $135 = 1,124kWh
  • $590 = 5,093kWh

Based on data published by census.gov and eia.gov

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Ellis Johnston
resident of Community First!

We need to give up on food to pay for our energy needs Gridmates will help us get our lives back on track.

Dr. George Koutitas
CEO & Cofounder of Gridmates

We are all gridmates.

We are all on the same grid.

Two years ago I was watching the news with my family, and I saw people living in dark and cold homes. I decided to do something about energy poverty, a huge problem hidden within homes of our communities. That's why I came up with the idea of gridmates, to make giving energy donations easy with an innovative internet platform. Join us to help improve people's lives!