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04/01/2016

Former UIL Honored As Corporation Of The Year By Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council

Former UIL Honored As Corporation Of The Year By Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council

 

Former UIL Honored As Corporation Of The Year By Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council
 
New Haven, Conn. (April 1, 2016) — The former UIL Holdings Corporation and its operating companies - The United Illuminating Company, The Southern Connecticut Gas Company, Connecticut Natural Gas Corporation - was recognized as the Corporation of the Year by the Greater New England Minority Supplier Development Council.  UIL Holdings merged with Iberdrola USA to form AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) last year. The Council presented the award at its 41st Annual Awards dinner.

“We believe a commitment to recruitment diversity, employee diversity, and supplier diversity helps us find new talent, work in better ways, and stay competitive,” said John J. Prete, AVANGRID president of Connecticut and Massachusetts Operations. “We want to be an energy leader, and one of our values is supporting diversity. We are so honored with the award.”

For the past 15 years, UI has been involved with the Council, helping to support the growth of minority-owned business in Connecticut. Company employees volunteer as corporate speakers or trainers at workshops where entrepreneurs and business owners earn certification and receive assistance in building their businesses in their communities.

Since 2013, UI has been one of the funding sponsors of the Diverse Supplier Development Academy, another Connecticut-based nonprofit that assists businesses owned or operated by minorities, women and disabled veterans.  

 


 

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AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) is a diversified energy and utility company with $30 billion in assets and operations in 25 states. The company operates regulated utilities and electricity generation through two primary lines of business. Avangrid Networks includes eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving 3.1 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables operates 6.3 gigawatts of electricity capacity, primarily through wind power, across the United States. AVANGRID employs 7,000 people. The company was formed by a merger between Iberdrola USA and UIL Holdings Corporation in 2015. IBERDROLA, S.A. (Madrid: IBE), a worldwide leader in the energy industry, owns 81.5% of AVANGRID. For more information, visit www.avangrid.com.


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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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