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United Illuminating, Southern Connecticut Gas & Connecticut Natural Gas Award More Than $400,000 in Grants To Help CT Nonprofits Reduce Energy Cost

United Illuminating, Southern Connecticut Gas & Connecticut Natural Gas Award More Than $400,000 in Grants To Help CT Nonprofits Reduce Energy Cost



ORANGE, Connecticut — December 18, 2018 — United Illuminating (UI), Southern Connecticut Gas (SCG) and Connecticut Natural Gas (CNG) today distributed more than $400,000 in grants aimed at helping community and neighborhood organizations across the state improve energy efficiency and reduce their energy costs.

During a ceremony at the Energize Connecticut Center in North Haven, the three Connecticut subsidiaries of AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR), awarded grants to 59 nonprofit organizations in 25 different communities throughout Connecticut. The grants, ranging from about $4,500 to more than $18,000, were provided under the state’s Neighborhood Assistance Act tax credit program.

“This holiday season, we are grateful for this opportunity to help our nonprofit partners save on energy bills, so they can spend more on the programs and services that make our communities such wonderful places to live, work and grow,” said Tony Marone, president and CEO of AVANGRID’s Connecticut companies. “We’re pleased help our partners achieve ongoing savings.”

Since 2010, UI, SCG and CNG have awarded more than $3.3 million in grants through Connecticut’s Neighborhood Assistance Act (NAA) Tax Credit Program, which offers a corporate tax credit to encourage businesses to provide financial support to qualified local nonprofit organizations.

Projects supported in 2018 include upgrades for the Beardsley Zoo’s greenhouse energy conservation project; energy efficiency grants for Capital for Change, a community development financial institution based in New Haven; and support for energy-efficient lighting at Hartbeat Ensemble’s Carriage House Theatre in Hartford. A full list can be found at


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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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