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11/14/2018

AVANGRID Awards Scholarships to Binghamton University Students

AVANGRID Awards Scholarships to Binghamton University Students

From left to right: Elijah Swift, Jason Ephraim, Catherine McCarthy and Carl Taylor (NYSEG), Kasey Hill and David Bremer.

BINGHAMTON, NEW YORK - November 14, 2018 – New York State Electric & Gas Corporation’s (NYSEG) parent company, AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE:AGR), has awarded scholarships to four Binghamton University students pursuing postgraduate degrees in business administration and engineering. Scholarships for these students are part of the company’s commitment to financially support students who are pursuing studies in the fields which help to create an innovative and sustainable future for evolving energy companies. The recipients were acknowledged and lauded at a luncheon hosted by the University on Saturday.
As the need to recruit and retain talented employees intensifies, AVANGRID has prioritized attracting and developing a highly engaged workforce with high-quality training, superior professional development and access to master’s degree programs that will enhance their qualifications for employment in the energy sector.
"We are dedicated to cultivating the next generation of energy professionals who will provide the insights and innovation that will lead us toward a sustainable and responsible future, said NYSEG and RG&E President and CEO, Carl A. Taylor. “This scholarship program ensures that some of the brightest minds are focused on finding solutions to issues our industry will face as it transitions away from fossil fuels, and is the perfect complement to the support we provide to our existing workforce through our comprehensive model of training and professional development.”

The Binghamton University Scholarship recipients are:
• Kasey Hill, Business Administration (MBA)
• Elijah Swift, Electrical and Computer Engineering (MS ECE)
• David Bremer, Mechanical Engineering (MS ME)
• Jason Ephraim, Electrical Engineering (MS EE)

A total of nine students have been awarded scholarships by AVANGRID in 2018.

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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 www.avangrid.com.

 

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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