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American Wind Energy Association Honors PPM

American Wind Energy Association Honors PPM

June 3, 2002

PORTLAND, Ore. -- PacifiCorp Power Marketing Inc. (PPM) has been named "Market Maker" of the year for 2002 by the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). PPM earned the award "for aggressively and effectively helping to build a market for wind."

PPM's Roby Roberts, Manager of Renewable Business Development, was also recognized with the "WINDPOWER 2002 Outstanding Support" award for his efforts to "ensure strong regional support for AWEA and WINDPOWER 2002." Both awards will be presented at the AWEA Windpower 2002 Conference and Exhibition here from June 2 - 6, 2002.

AWEA Executive Director Randall Swisher gave high praise to PPM's active role in the wind energy industry in the West and Midwest. "Wind energy is the fastest-growing energy source in the world, thanks in part to the leadership and accomplishments of companies like PPM," said Swisher. "PPM worked enthusiastically and effectively to make the WINDPOWER 2002 Conference and Exhibition an unprecedented success, and PPM's continued leadership will certainly play a part in helping the industry meet its goal of providing 6 percent of the nation's electricity by 2020."

AWEA reports a banner year for the American wind industry: 1,700 megawatts worth of new wind turbines were installed last year, more than in any previous year. More than 4,200 megawatts of wind have now been installed in the United States to date, providing electricity to power nearly 1 million average American homes.

PPM marketed 300 megawatts of wind power over the past year and plans to add 1,000 megawatts of new wind power to its portfolio by 2005. "We're honored that AWEA has singled out PPM for these awards," said Terry Hudgens, PPM's CEO. "We believe the best thing we can do to help develop wind power to its full potential is to supply reliable, affordable wind power tailored specifically for each of our wholesale customers."

PPM is the competitive U.S. energy subsidiary of ScottishPower. PPM is a leader in clean and green energy from environmentally responsible electric generation. Resources include the 263-megawatt Stateline Wind Energy Center on the Washington-Oregon border near Walla Walla, Wash., and the Klamath Cogeneration Plant, a 484-megawatt natural gas-fired, advanced combined-cycle facility in Klamath Falls, Ore.

AWEA, formed in 1974, is the national trade association of the U.S. wind energy industry. The association's membership includes turbine manufacturers, wind project developers, utilities, academicians, and interested individuals.

Christine Real de Azua, AWEA, (202) 383-2508
Art Sasse, Director, Communications & Brand, Iberdrola Renewables, 503-796-7740
Paul Copleman, Media Relations, Iberdrola Renewables, 207-641-2805

About Avangrid

About Avangrid: Avangrid, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) aspires to be the leading sustainable energy company in the United States. Headquartered in Orange, CT with approximately $44 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states, Avangrid has two primary lines of business: networks and renewables. Through its networks business, Avangrid owns and operates eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving more than 3.3 million customers in New York and New England. Through its renewables business, Avangrid owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities across the United States. Avangrid employs approximately 8,000 people and has been recognized by JUST Capital in 2021, 2022, 2023 and 2024 as one of the JUST 100 companies – a ranking of America’s best corporate citizens. In 2024, Avangrid ranked first among utilities and 12 overall. The company supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2024 for the sixth consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute. Avangrid is a member of the group of companies controlled by Iberdrola, S.A. For more information, visit


About Iberdrola: Iberdrola is one of the world's biggest energy companies and a leader in renewables, spearheading the energy transition to a low carbon economy. The group supplies energy to almost 100 million people in dozens of countries. With a focus on renewable energy, smart networks and smart solutions for customers, Iberdrola’s main markets include Europe (Spain, the United Kingdom, Portugal, France, Germany, Italy and Greece), the United States, Brazil, Mexico and Australia. The company is also present in growth markets such as Japan, Taiwan, Ireland, Sweden and Poland, among others.

With a workforce of nearly 40,000 and assets in excess of €141.7 billion, across the world, Iberdrola helps to support 400,000 jobs across its supply chain, with annual procurement of €12.2 billion. A benchmark in the fight against climate change, Iberdrola has invested more than €130 billion over the past two decades to help build a sustainable energy model, based on sound environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles.

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