AVANGRID Statement on Texas Cold Weather Event
(Orange, CT – February 19, 2021) AVANGRID, Inc. (NYE: AGR), a leading sustainable energy company, provided the following statement:
The extreme cold weather in Texas has been unprecedented, resulting in outages impacting millions in the state. Despite this challenge, our team has worked safely and relentlessly to operate our Texas wind generation facilities to their maximum potential given the difficult conditions. Through our proactive and prudent risk management, we have met all of our delivery obligations in Texas and produced excess energy, contributing to the solution for Texas and for customers during this critical period. We appreciate the extra efforts by our employees as they worked in these challenging conditions to maximize the output of our wind facilities in the state, to serve our customers and help mitigate weather-related supply constraints.
About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) is a leading, sustainable energy company with approximately $38 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states. With headquarters in Orange, Connecticut, AVANGRID has two primary lines of business: Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks owns eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving more than 3.3 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables owns and operates a portfolio of renewable energy generation facilities across the United States. AVANGRID employs approximately 6,600 people. AVANGRID supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2019 and 2020 by the Ethisphere Institute. For more information, visit www.avangrid.com.
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- the future financial performance, anticipated liquidity and capital expenditures;
- actions or inactions of local, state or federal regulatory agencies;
- success in retaining or recruiting our officers, key employees or directors;
- changes in levels or timing of capital expenditures;
- adverse developments in general market, business, economic, labor, regulatory and political conditions;
- fluctuations in weather patterns;
- technological developments;
- the impact of any cyber breaches or other incidents, grid disturbances, acts of war or terrorism, civil or social unrest, natural disasters, pandemic health events or other similar occurrences;
- the impact of any change to applicable laws and regulations affecting operations, including those relating to the environment and climate change, taxes, price controls, regulatory approval and permitting;
- our ability to close the proposed merger with PNM Resources, the anticipated timing and terms of the
- proposed merge;
- our ability to realize the anticipated benefits of the proposed merger with PNM Resources and our ability to manage the risks of the proposed merger;
- the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on business and economic conditions;
- the implementation of changes in accounting standards; and
- other presently unknown unforeseen factors.
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