Avangrid Renewables appoints Co-Presidents and Chief Executives


Bill White and Jose Antonio Miranda appointed to the Portland-based renewable energy company's leadership team with immediate effect

Photo: New appointees replace former CEO, Alejandro de Hoz, who had been with the firm since 2019
Photo: New appointees replace former CEO, Alejandro de Hoz, who had been with the firm since 2019

October 14, 2021 -- AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR), a leading sustainable energy company, has announced the appointment of two new senior personnel within the organisation, Mr Bill White and Mr Jose Antonio Miranda, who have been named as Co-Presidents & CEOs of Avangrid Renewables, the subsidiary arm of the group.

Miranda, who was appointed to the firm's onshore business in September 2021, was formerly the CEO of Siemens Gemesa, and has acquired a wealth of leadership experience across a long-serving career. 

White has served as head of US offshore wind at Avangrid Renewables since October 2020 where he has led the development and implementation of the company's overall offshore wind strategy, which includes projects in Massachusetts, Connecticut and North Carolina.

AVANGRID Chief Executive, Dennis V. Arriola was quoted as saying:

"Our renewables business is a meaningful engine of growth for AVANGRID and today we have established ourselves as the third largest renewables generator in the country and the leader in offshore wind. With two strong and experienced leaders like Jose Antonio and Bill, it makes sense to simplify our structure to ensure we are strongly aligned and focused on the key opportunities related to our strategic plan. This is an exciting time for AVANGRID and Avangrid Renewables and I am very optimistic that under Bill and Jose Antonio's leadership, we will continue to grow our renewables portfolio and improve the operating performance of our existing portfolio of assets."

Miranda and White will report directly to Arriola and will also serve on AVANGRID's Management Committee.  

About Avangrid Renewables

AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) aspires to be the leading sustainable energy company in the United States. Headquartered in Orange, CT with approximately $39 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 approximately 7,000 people and has been recognized by Forbes and Just Capital as one of the 2021 JUST 100 companies - a list of America's best corporate citizens - and was ranked number one 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 2021 for the third consecutive year by the Ethisphere Institute. 

For more information, visit www.avangrid.com.