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Avangrid, a subsidiary of Iberdrola in the US, plans to invest 14,600 million until 2025

2022-09-22T12:57:17.035Z

Figure includes purchase of PNM Resources, blocked by New Mexico regulator Big day for Avangrid on Wall Street. The US subsidiary of Iberdrola listed on the Stock Exchange presents its future plans to analysts and investors this Thursday. The company has an ambitious growth plan for renewable energy at a time when the United States has opted to encourage its deployment. The company based in Orange (Connecticut) plans to invest some 14.6 billion dollars until 2025, as rep



Big day for Avangrid on Wall Street.

The US subsidiary of Iberdrola listed on the Stock Exchange presents its future plans to analysts and investors this Thursday.

The company has an ambitious growth plan for renewable energy at a time when the United States has opted to encourage its deployment.

The company based in Orange (Connecticut) plans to invest some 14.6 billion dollars until 2025, as reported to the market.

Those investment plans include the purchase of PNM Resources, the New Mexico company whose acquisition is currently blocked by the regulator.

Without it, investments until 2025 would amount to about 8,100 million dollars (a similar figure in euros, at the current exchange rate).

If this operation is closed, Avangrid contemplates a capital increase of 1,900 million dollars.

The investment figure also includes the transmission line from Canada that has had some obstacles and in which the group has recently achieved a legal victory.

"Avangrid is guided by our commitment to execution, growth and value creation," said Pedro Azagra, CEO of the company.

"Our combination of regulated and contracted businesses with renewables is one of our main differentiating factors, as it allows us to fully capitalize on all the benefits that the energy transition will bring," he added.

The company has reaffirmed its forecast of $2.20 to $2.38 earnings per share for this year and expects that figure to grow 6-7% a year on average through 2025, including the acquisition of PNM Resources.

Avangrid is a subsidiary of Iberdrola with a market value of around 20,000 million dollars and assets of around 40,000 million, with operations in 24 of the 50 states of the United States and some 7,350 employees.

The company, which achieved a net profit of 707 million dollars in 2021, has two main lines of business: Avangrid Networks (networks) and Avangrid Renewables (renewables).

Avangrid Networks has eight electric and natural gas companies 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 throughout the United States.

Within the area of ​​renewables, the company has recently decided to merge its onshore and offshore wind,

onshore

and

offshore,

which were previously managed separately, and put José Antonio Miranda in charge of them.

The bulk of the investments are concentrated in the area of ​​networks, with 12,800 million dollars, of which 6,500 million would correspond to PNM.

The remaining 1,800 million will be investments in renewables, mainly in offshore wind power (1,200 million).

Dividends of 2,000 million

The company promises investors a dividend target of around 2,000 million dollars in the next three years, of which approximately 80% correspond to Iberdrola as the main shareholder.

The dividend target is $1.78 per share, with a policy that involves distributing between 65% and 75% of the profit.

“Through our network business, we are working to modernize the network and continue to integrate clean energy into the system.

We are also one of the main renewable energy companies by installed capacity and we are leading the development of offshore wind energy, which is a fundamental step in the energy transition”, Azagra explains to the market.

“These investments, both in regulated and contracted renewables, will deliver predictable earnings and cash flow during and beyond our long-term outlook of 2022 to 2025,” he adds.

The company will give details about these investment plans and its future forecasts throughout this Thursday, in presentations to analysts made by its directors.

Avangrid's presentation is a preview of Iberdrola's strategic plan, which the group chaired by Ignacio Sánchez Galán plans to present on November 9, also with forecasts until 2025. The presentation of the plan, initially scheduled for March, was postponed due to the war from Ukraine.

Source: elparis

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