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AVANGRID Honors Partners at Supplier Awards Event

AVANGRID Honors Partners at Supplier Awards Event

ORANGE, Conn. — Sept. 13, 2017 — AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR), a diversified energy and utility company, named a Texas-based supplier of wind turbine components as its 2017 Supplier of the Year at an event that celebrated the achievements of business partners across a wide range of categories.

NGC Renewables, based in Fort Worth, Texas, provides gearboxes and other mechanical components for wind turbines used by Avangrid Renewables. NGC stood out for embodying the highest qualities of partnership and teamwork, while meeting AVANGRID’s exacting standards for quality and performance.

“AVANGRID has a large supplier base supporting its operations in North America, so I’m surprised and honored that AVANGRID selected NGC as its 2017 Supplier of the Year,” said Tom Marek, NGC's senior manager for wind business development.

The company was one of seven honorees at AVANGRID’s 2nd Annual Supplier Awards Event, held Sept. 12 at Anthony’s Ocean View in New Haven, Connecticut. Approximately 250 suppliers and AVANGRID employees from coast to coast turned out to attend the awards event.

“AVANGRID is committed to sustainable practices and the wellbeing of our communities, and we model the highest standards for ethical practices and good governance. This event honors our shared vision and values, and our business partners’ vital role in executing them,” said James P. Torgerson, AVANGRID’s CEO.

In addition to Supplier of the Year, six other awards were presented, representing a broad range of shared values. They were:

  • Health & Safety — Coutts Bros Inc. (Randolph, Maine)
  • Environmental Stewardship — True Blue Environmental Services (Wallingford, Connecticut)
  • Sustainability & Corporate Responsibility — Par Electrical Contractors, Inc. (Kansas City, Missouri)
  • Supplier Innovation — Simple Energy (Boulder, Colorado)
  • Diverse Supplier — SAI Systems International Inc. (Shelton, Connecticut)
  • Storm Excellence — On Target Utility Services (Gardiner, Maine)

Business partners were nominated by employees of AVANGRID and its businesses. Winners were selected by a steering committee, as well as representatives of the AVANGRID purchasing team.

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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


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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