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12/20/2023

Avangrid Deploys Resources From New York and Connecticut to Assist Central Maine Power in Restoration Efforts Following Historic Storm

Avangrid Deploys Resources From New York and Connecticut to Assist Central Maine Power in Restoration Efforts Following Historic Storm

60 lineworkers, mobile command center from Avangrid subsidiaries, New York State Electric & Gas and United Illuminating, arrive in Maine

Crews will join hundreds of Central Maine Power crews already at work to restore the remaining 250,000 impacted customers 

ORANGE, Conn. - December 20, 2023 - Avangrid, Inc. (NYSE: AGR), a leading sustainable energy company and member of the Iberdrola Group, announced today it will deploy lineworkers and a specialized mobile command center to Maine to assist its subsidiary, Central Maine Power (CMP) in restoration efforts after a powerful windstorm knocked out power to more than 400,000 customers earlier this week.  

“Responding to emergencies is one of the most important ways to support our customers and communities during severe weather,” said Pedro Azagra, Avangrid CEO. “With our assets of personnel and equipment across several states, our emergency operations staff is able to quickly deploy resources when the need arises to bolster our collective response efforts and work to restore power to communities.  I thank the men and women from our companies for their commitment. They are working tirelessly during this critical time to help our communities in need.” 

The 60 lineworkers and the mobile command center are deployed from Avangrid’s subsidiaries New York State Electric & Gas (NYSEG) in New York and United Illuminating (UI) in Connecticut.  Both NYSEG and UI were also impacted by the recent storm but have restored power to their customers. The additional crews and equipment will join hundreds of crews in Maine who have been working around the clock in severe conditions, battling damaged trees, broken poles, washed out roads, and area flooding, while working to restore power to the remaining 250,000 customer affected by the storm. 

This effort is part of Avangrid’s multi-state network of resources to assist its hardest hit service areas to bolster response efforts.  The company deployed similar assistance of personnel and equipment during Hurricane Lee and the Christmas winter storm of 2023.  
 

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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