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AVANGRID Announces Steep Discounts And Energy Savings To Utility Customers With New Earth Day Offer

AVANGRID Announces Steep Discounts And Energy Savings To Utility Customers With New Earth Day Offer

NYSEG, RG&E, UI, SCG and CNG customers who enroll in the companies’ demand response programs can receive a new Google smart thermostat at little to no cost  

ORANGE, Conn. —April 12, 2023 — Just in time for Earth Day, AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR), a leading sustainable energy company and member of the Iberdrola Group, announced today a new opportunity for customers to increase their energy efficiency. Customers of its subsidiaries United Illuminating (UI), Connecticut Natural Gas (CNG), Southern Connecticut Gas (SCG), New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas and Electric (RG&E) who enroll in the companies’ demand response programs will receive a new Google smart thermostat at little to no-cost. 

“This is an amazing opportunity ahead of the summer months for our customers to take greater control over their energy usage,” said Pedro Azagra, AVANGRID CEO. “We want to empower our customers to understand their energy use and what adjustments can be made that best fit their family and lifestyle. Smart programmable thermostats assist with this by automatically varying temperatures settings throughout the day, helping our customers save energy.” 
The AVANGRID companies are offering this Earth Day promotion in partnership with Google. UI, SCG and CNG customers who enroll in the company’s Smart Savers Rewards program will receive a Google Nest Thermostat for only $5. Both NYSEG and RG&E customers who enroll in the companies’ Smart Savings Rewards programs will receive a Google Nest Thermostat for no-cost. 

The companies’ demand response programs offer incentives to residential and small business customers to reduce electricity use during times of peak summer electricity demand. Participants allow UI, SCG, CNG, NYSEG and RG&E to make brief, limited temperature adjustments via their smart thermostats from May 1 to September 30, excluding holidays, on days when electricity demand is at its highest. Participation is voluntary and customers can opt out of temperature adjustments at any point by changing their air conditioning temperature. Customers who participate in temperature adjustments will receive a bill credit at the end of the season. 

“I encourage our customers to take advantage of this promotion and our free Demand Response programs,” said Scott Baker, vice president of Customer Service at AVANGRID. “Not only will this help our customers reduce their energy use, but it doesn’t require any extra work. It’s great way to better manage home energy usage while still enjoying comfortable living and more comfortable energy bills.”

To learn more about this Earth Day offer, UI, SCG and CNG customer can visit here, NYSEG customers here and RG&E customers here

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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