AVANGRID and its companies strive to reduce their environmental footprint by reducing harmful emissions, managing resources, recycling waste and modeling energy efficiency — starting at our own facilities.
AVANGRID works to reduce environmental risks, improve management of resources and optimize investments in our facilities. Our companies strive to use resources and products wisely in day-to-day operations, choosing non-hazardous products where possible for facilities maintenance. We also seek to reuse and recycle materials at every opportunity.
Our fleet vehicles are on the road 24–7 as we respond to incidents, perform maintenance work and access remote facilities. AVANGRID companies are managing fuel consumption by deploying electric vehicles when appropriate, managing vehicle idling and using adaptive technologies such as line trucks with electric-assisted bucket lifts. The intensity of fuel consumption for generation activities in relation to net output has been reduced as a result of the growing weight of renewable production.
Our companies strive to recover, recycle or reuse waste whenever possible. Most of our facilities now have “zero-sort” recycling programs in place: multiple varieties of recyclable goods go into a single receptacle, making recycling a simple matter.
Water is consumed across a variety of processes at AVANGRID companies, including generation, sanitation, fleet maintenance, heating, cooling and more. Installation of water-saving equipment such as low-flow toilets has helped to manage the amount required, even as we expand our activities.