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EHS Management System

Avangrid Renewables’ facilities throughout the United States maintain consistently high operational standards for environmental, health and safety (EHS) considerations through a framework known as the EHS Management System.

This management system clearly defines how Avangrid Renewables carries out the high standards maintained throughout the IBERDROLA family of companies. This framework ensures that the entities within it meet — and often exceeds — any applicable regulatory requirements.

This systematic approach also provides common ground for best practice exchange across the corporate group, and facilitates our growth strategy by allowing ready integration of new facilities and personnel into our culture and system.

Read our EHS Policy.

Wildlife

Avangrid Renewables has gained an industry-wide reputation for its wildlife programs.

Much of the credit for that is due to the efforts lead by the late Andrew Linehan, and his legacy lives on through the programs he established.

Throughout his career with the company, Linehan championed wildlife issues not only for Avangrid Renewables, but for the wind industry as a whole. He worked with the US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) to help Avangrid Renewables in October 2008 become the first US wind power company to voluntarily adopt an Avian and Bat Protection Plan.

The company now conducts pre- and post-construction studies at the company's US wind farms whether or not those studies are required. Linehan was a founding board member of the American Wind and Wildlife Institute and was appointed by the president in 2007 to a federal advisory committee preparing recommendations for the USFWS on wind power.

The American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) presented Linehan with the AWEA Special Achievement Award for his exemplary contribution to the advancement of the wind industry in 2007. Now AWEA has established the annual Andrew Linehan Award for Environmental Excellence to recognize individuals in the wind industry "who contribute to the responsible siting and permitting of individual projects, who tackle wildlife issues proactively and who work to establish and advance, as Andy did, the highest environmental standards for the industry."