IBERDROLA'S MEASURES IN THE USA IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19
Our actions in fighting coronavirus in the United States
Iberdrola group subsidiary in the United States, Avangrid, together with its electricity and gas distribution companies — Berkshire Gas, CMP, MNG, NYSEG, RG&E, SCG, CNG and UI — as well as its renewables company —Avangrid Renewables—, is taking a series of measures to protect the health and safety of the population and to guarantee supplies in all the states in which it operates (New York, Maine, Connecticut and Massachusetts).
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Avangrid is proud to provide an uninterrupted customer service during the pandemic while following health and work-from-home protocols. Meet some of the voices in our company.
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Avangrid Renewables is donating half million dollars in corporate funds to over 30 local medical care and nutritional organisations that serve the communities in areas that host the company's wind and solar farms.
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The Avangrid Foundation has announced the allocation of $1 million in grants to non-profit partners and community relief funds, and the company has committed an additional $ 500,000 in corporate funds to support communities affected by COVID-19 across the whole country.
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On the World Day for Safety and Health at Work, which feels more significant now than ever due to COVID-19, Avangrid is looking back on all the measures taken to stop the spread of the pandemic at work.
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Avangrid and its foundation have invested two million dollars to support the response to the coronavirus and subsequent recovery efforts in the regions where it operates, in addition to having donated 31,000 masks to front-line health workers.
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As the coronavirus crisis deepened, the teams at Avangrid, our US subsidiary, reviewed inventories to confirm that they had adequate supplies of sufficient protective equipment for employees and customers. Having secured this supply, they reserved thousands of masks to donate, most purchased during the H1N1 crisis.
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In this interview, Trish Nilsen, director of Emergency Preparedness at Avangrid, explains how the company prepares for disasters like the COVID-19 pandemic before they happen.
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Our US subsidiary is donating a total of 31,000 masks to hospital and other institutions to help compensate for the scarcity of personal protective equipment during the coronavirus pandemic.
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Our subsidiary in the United States is to donate one million dollars to help in the response to the pandemic in the states in which it operates (New York, Maine, Connecticut and Massachusetts). For its part, Avangrid Foundation will be setting aside a further million to support its partners who are engaged in the emergency response and in helping the population. The foundation linked itself last year to over 300 organisations, in more than 30 states, that are working to improve the resilience of communities, respond to disasters and help vulnerable groups, as well as working on other projects.
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Avangrid and all of its electricity and gas retailers (Berkshire Gas, CMP, MNG, NYSEG, RG&E, SCG, CNG and UI), as well as renewable energy production ones (Avangrid Renewables), will not cut off supplies to their customers for non-payment of bills and have launched a bill management and low energy consumption plan to reduce demand for electricity. The company is also supporting the country's emergency services and hospitals to guarantee their electricity supply.