AVANGRID Will Pass Savings from 2017 Tax Reform To Customers
ORANGE, Connecticut — Jan. 10, 2018 — AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR), a diversified U.S. energy company, today issued the following statement regarding the impact of the 2017 tax reform act.
AVANGRID’s regulated natural gas and electricity companies will pass along to customers the full benefit of any tax savings that the companies realize as a result of the 2017 federal tax reform act.
Among other changes, the tax reform act reduces the federal corporate tax rate from 35 to 21 percent. As a matter of fairness, AVANGRID believes that any resulting tax savings should be extended to customers.
AVANGRID and its companies look forward to working with regulatory agencies to determine the best mechanism to accomplish this, and to ensure it is done in a fair and responsible manner. We expect this to happen via existing regulatory processes in the months ahead.
AVANGRID is the parent company of United Illuminating, Southern Connecticut Gas and Connecticut Natural Gas in Connecticut; Central Maine Power and Maine Natural Gas in Maine; Berkshire Gas in Massachusetts; and New York State Electric & Gas and Rochester Gas & Electric in New York.
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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 $40 billion in assets and operations in 24 U.S. states, AVANGRID has two primary lines of business: Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks owns and operates 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 more than 7,000 people and has been recognized by JUST Capital in 2021 and 2022 as one of the JUST 100 companies – a ranking of America’s best corporate citizens. In 2022, AVANGRID ranked second within the utility sector for its commitment to the environment and the communities it serves. The company supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2022 for the fourth consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute. For more information, visit www.avangrid.com.
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