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Ignacio Galán at Harvard Business School discusses company case study with students: “Iberdrola, leading the energy revolution”

Ignacio Galán at Harvard Business School discusses company case study with students: “Iberdrola, leading the energy revolution”

BOSTON, MA — Feb. 17, 2023 — Around 1,000 postgraduate students at Harvard Business School were given the opportunity today (Friday 17th February) to engage directly with Iberdrola Executive Chairman, Ignacio Galán, and scrutinize the decisions taken over the last 20 years that have shaped the company’s strategy and drive into clean energy, as well as the company’s forward-looking strategy. 

The day in the lecture hall forms part of a case study titled, “Iberdrola, leading the energy revolution”, which was prepared by Professor Juan Alcácer, James J Hill Professor of Business Administration. 

Mr. Galán took to the lectern in Aldrich Hall along with other senior management from the company across the day, as 11 different groups of 95 students each posed questions and drilled down into the finer details of Iberdrola’s business model and decision-making processes. The case also analyzes Iberdrola's forward-looking strategy, such as its role in green hydrogen, based on the position taken by the group in renewables, grids and storage.

The event was led by Professor Alcácer, who was joined on the day by Rebecca A. Karp, Assistant Professor of Business Administration. 

By examining the real decisions and strategies taken by major companies, and speaking directly to senior leadership, the postgraduate students get access to unique insights to aid them in their studies and future careers. 

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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