United Illuminating, Southern Connecticut Gas and Connecticut Natural Gas Award $413,000 in Grants To Help CT Nonprofits Cut Energy Costs

 

United Illuminating, Southern Connecticut Gas and Connecticut Natural Gas Award $413,000 in Grants To Help CT Nonprofits Cut Energy Costs

53 Organizations Received Support Under Connecticut’s Neighborhood Assistance Act Tax Credit Program

 

 

ORANGE, Conn. — Dec. 18, 2019 — United Illuminating (UI), Southern Connecticut Gas (SCG) and Connecticut Natural Gas (CNG) today distributed more than $413,000 in grants aimed at helping community and neighborhood organizations across the state improve energy efficiency and reduce their energy costs.

During a ceremony at the Energize Connecticut Center in North Haven, the three Connecticut subsidiaries of AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR), awarded grants to 53 nonprofit organizations in 22 different communities throughout Connecticut. The grants, ranging from about $2,500 to $20,000, were provided under the state’s Neighborhood Assistance Act tax credit program.

“As we prepare to celebrate the holidays, we are grateful for the many organizations in our community that enrich our lives and provide assistance for those less fortunate,” said Tony Marone, president and CEO of UI, SCG and CNG. “This program allows us to help our nonprofit partners achieve ongoing energy savings, so they can focus on the programs and services that they provide in the community.”

Connecticut’s Neighborhood Assistance Act (NAA) Tax Credit Program offers a corporate tax credit to encourage businesses to provide financial support to qualified local nonprofit organizations. Since 2010, UI, SCG and CNG have awarded more than $3.8 million in grants through the program.

The 2019 NAA grants announced today support a wide variety of projects undertaken by community organizations across the UI, SCG and CNG service territories. They include funding for the energy efficient greenhouse at Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport; conservation improvements at the Connecticut Audubon Society’s facilities in Fairfield, Milford and Hartford; installation of a ductless air conditioning system at the Open Hearth Association’s shelter for men in Hartford; and energy efficiency upgrades at The Children’s Museum in West Hartford.

A full listing of the projects supported can be found at https://portal.ct.gov/-/media/DRS/NAA/NAA-2019-Approved-Business-Contributions.pdf?la=en

 

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About UI: The United Illuminating Company (UI) is a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc. Established in 1899, UI operates approximately 3,500 miles of electric distribution lines and 139 miles of transmission lines. It serves approximately 335,000 customers in the greater New Haven and Bridgeport areas of Connecticut. UI received the Edison Electric Institute’s Emergency Recovery Award recognizing the company’s response to the May 2018 storms that impacted its service territory. For more information, visit www.uinet.com.

About SCG: The Southern Connecticut Gas Company (SCG) is a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc. Established in 1847, SCG operates approximately 2,500 miles of natural gas distribution pipelines, serving approximately 197,000 customers in the greater New Haven and Bridgeport areas of Connecticut. For more information, visit www.soconngas.com.

About CNG: Connecticut Natural Gas Corporation (CNG) is a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc. Established in 1848, CNG operates 2,160 miles of natural gas distribution pipeline, serving approximately 177,000 customers across 26 communities in the greater Hartford-New Britain area, and Greenwich, Connecticut. For more information, visit www.cngcorp.com

About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) is a leading, sustainable energy company with approximately $34 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 eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving 3.3 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables owns and operates 7.2 gigawatts of electricity capacity, primarily through wind power, with a presence in 22 states across the United States. AVANGRID employs approximately 6,500 people. AVANGRID supports the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals and was named among the World’s Most Ethical Companies in 2019 by the Ethisphere Institute. For more information, visit www.avangrid.com


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