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What is Energy Storage & Why Are We Doing It?
Energy Storage is the new innovative path forward capturing the essence of electric generators for the grid. New York State Electric & Gas along with Rochester Gas and Electric, subsidiaries of AVANGRID, Inc., have completed construction and deployed four energy storage pilot projects. These initiatives will test electric distribution system benefits, new technologies, and the capability to store energy, which could create opportunities for cost savings and provide environmental benefits.
As a leading diversified energy company, AVANGRID strongly supports economic development and community revitalization. We’ve seen firsthand how investing in communities can play an important role in upgrading infrastructure on a local level while creating jobs and jump-starting economic growth.
Opening Doors for Young Girls - Creating Pathways through STEM
Eureka!, a research-based, evaluated program designed by the national Girls Inc. organization, reaches girls who may face real challenges with staying in school, and enables them to envision and access STEM-related career development activities and higher education. By providing leadership support for the local Eureka! Program, doors can be opened for young women creating pathways for them to ultimately assume leadership roles in a wide variety of STEM fields. Supporting opportunities to learn about all that is possible and available to motivated young women is vitally important to all.
Protecting Critical Wildlife Habitats & Species
The Avangrid Foundation is committed to sustainable development and being dynamic stewards of our environment. That is why we are excited to be partnering with the nation’s largest private conservation grant-maker, the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF). The Avangrid Foundation will be supporting efforts that focus on conserving priority habitats and species that benefit communities within AVANGRID’s operational footprint. We rely on healthy, thriving ecosystems around our businesses and are committed to conserving these natural treasures for future generations.
#Beatairpollution | world environment day
World Environment Day is a day dedicated to raising worldwide awareness and encouraging action to protect the environment. Beginning in 1974, the event is celebrated in over 100 countries with each year representing a different theme. The 2019 theme is Beat Air Pollution and as a leader in renewable energy, we are committed to investing in innovative and sustainable energy solutions for our customers and communities.
Avangrid Foundation Celebrates “Home” with the International Festival of Arts & Ideas
The Festival, which takes place each June over two weeks in New Haven, Connecticut has a mission to create an internationally-renowned regional arts festival of the highest quality, with “world-class artists, thinkers and leaders, attracting and engaging a diverse audience, celebrating and building community, and advancing economic development.” The Avangrid Foundation is proud to be among the family of founding and current supporters of the International Festival of Arts & Ideas, now spanning more than two decades. What started with support from then-independent subsidiary United Illuminating and Southern Connecticut Gas has been sustained by the Avangrid Foundation since 2016, in a new capacity.
American Red Cross Helping to Save Lives One Conversation at a Time
As a member of the American Red Cross Disaster Responder Program, Avangrid Foundation’s donation before disasters strike ensures we can be on the scene of an emergency at a moment’s notice, when it’s needed most. It also means that the Red Cross has the strong infrastructure and critical resources to respond quickly and compassionately to emergencies of all sizes when they happen. We simply couldn’t fulfill our mission without this support. With Avangrid’s help, the Red Cross is also able to support families following thousands of smaller disasters, like home fires. These emergencies don’t often make news headlines, but are just as devastating and life-changing for those involved.
Meet Peter Church, AVANGRID CHRO & Member of RAINN | #SAAPM
Meet Peter Church, Chief Human Resources Officer at AVANGRID and member of the National Leadership Council of the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN). April is National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (#SAAPM) and to stand in solidarity, the Avangrid Foundation has become the newest Foundation partner to RAINN, the nation’s largest support network for victims of sexual violence. Peter answers a few questions about his involvement with RAINN and explains more about this important issue during #SAAPM.