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ORANGE, Conn.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR), a leading sustainable energy company, today announced the appointment of Peter Church as Chief Human Resources Officer. In this role, Church will oversee Human Resources, Information Technology and General Services.
Reporting to AVANGRID CEO James Torgerson, Church will be responsible for developing and executing human resource strategies in support of the overall company business plan and strategic direction of the organization.
“Peter is a great addition to the AVANGRID management team as we think about the AVANGRID culture and employer brand reputation,” said James Torgerson, CEO of AVANGRID. “He brings a great balance of practical HR process experience and big picture thinking around workplace culture and employer brand.”
Church comes to AVANGRID from UnitedHealthcare, where he was Chief Talent Officer responsible for creating, leading and driving talent strategies, ensuring the ongoing and successful attraction, development and engagement of a world class workforce.
“This is an exciting time for AVANGRID as the company has completed the integration of its new structure and continues to grow and evolve,” said Church. “I am looking forward to further solidifying the company brand and culture as one AVANGRID organization.”
Church has more than 20 years of broad human resources experience in a variety of business sectors and in multiple HR leadership roles including The Hartford, Aetna and United Technologies. He received a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree from the University of Hartford with concentrations in Psychology. He is a member of the National Leadership Council with RAINN, the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization.
About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) is a leading, sustainable energy company with approximately $32 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 3.2 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables owns and operates 7.1 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, received a Climate Development Project climate score of “A-,” the top score received in the utilities sector, and has been recognized for two consecutive years by Ethical Boardroom as the North American utility with the “best corporate governance practices.” For more information, visit www.avangrid.com.
PUNTA CANA, Dominican Republic--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group and the Renewables Academy AG (RENAC), an international training provider for green energy technologies, today signed a cooperation agreement to support green banking in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) at the Federation of Latin American Banks’ (FELABAN) Annual Assembly in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic. The main objective of the cooperation is to support the green transformation of banking in LAC towards a greener business model that mitigates challenges from climate change and that fosters green business opportunities.
Insufficient knowledge about climate-related challenges and opportunities is the main barrier to developing greener banks as concluded by the 2017 “IFC-Green Finance Latin American Survey”, replied by 25% of all LAC commercial banks. The IFC-RENAC alliance focuses on providing educational programs to train bankers in the economic and financial aspects of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects.
RENAC, a leading international provider of training and capacity building in renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE), will integrate its “Green Banking - Capacity Building for Green Energy and Climate Finance Program” into the knowledge offering of the newly established IFC-GBAC (Green Banking Academy). “We are proud to be part of this initiative,” says Berthold Breid, CEO of the Renewables Academy. “The partnership supports our mission to promote new business opportunities in growing green markets.”
IFC-GBAC (Green Banking Academy) is a knowledge initiative to accelerate the green transformation of banking, strengthen its business and contribute to a more sustainable world. The IFC-GBAC academic platform will offer knowledge, sensitization and capacity building programs customized to bank staff’s different profiles and roles. IFC officially launched its IFC-GBAC at today’s FELABAN’s 52nd Annual Assembly.
RENAC’s Green Banking Program, a scholarship program funded by the German International Climate Initiative (IKI) with support from the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (BMU), has been successfully implemented in South-East Asia since 2015. Its various training formats include online trainings and delegation tours as well as the face-to-face trainings “Applying Green Energy Finance”, “Green Energy Finance Specialist” and train-the-trainer seminars. “RENAC, with proven results in its Green Energy and Climate Finance training program, fits very well into the value proposition of our newly created IFC-GBAC (Green Banking Academy),” says Peer Stein, Global Head of Climate Finance at IFC Financial Institutions Group. The cooperation with IFC-GBAC and its partners, including FELABAN, now fosters the implementation of RENAC’s Green Banking Program in Latin America.
With this cooperation agreement, RENAC and IFC are taking further steps towards their goal of increasing the availability and use of financing instruments for renewable energy (RE) and energy efficiency (EE) projects by increasing the willingness of financial institutions to participate in RE and EE financing, and ultimately, of contributing to climate change mitigation.
For further information on RENAC’s Green Banking Program, please visit RENAC’s website.
For further information on other IFC projects in the region, please visit IFC’s website.
IFC—a sister organization of the World Bank and member of the World Bank Group—is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. IFC works with more than 2,000 businesses worldwide, using IFC’s capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in the toughest areas of the world. In fiscal year 2018, IFC delivered more than $23 billion in long-term financing for developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity. For more information, visit www.ifc.org
The Renewables Academy AG (RENAC) based in Berlin, Germany, is one of the leading international providers for training and capacity building in renewable energy and energy efficiency. Since 2008, more than 10,000 participants from over 140 countries have joined RENAC’s training programs. For more information, visit www.renac.de
PUNTA CANA, República Dominicana--(BUSINESS WIRE)--La Corporación Financiera Internacional (IFC), miembro del Grupo del Banco Mundial y la Renewables Academy AG (RENAC), proveedor internacional de formación en tecnologías de energía verde, firmaron hoy un acuerdo de cooperación para apoyar la banca verde en América Latina y el Caribe (LAC) en la Asamblea Anual de la Federación Latinoamericana de Bancos (FELABAN) en Punta Cana, República Dominicana. El objetivo principal de la cooperación es apoyar la transformación de la banca en LAC hacia un modelo de negocio más verde que mitigue los desafíos del cambio climático y fomente las oportunidades de negocio verde.
La falta de conocimiento acerca de los desafíos y oportunidades relacionados con el clima es la principal barrera para convertirse en bancos más verdes, como concluyó en 2017 la “Encuesta Latinoamericana de Finanzas Verdes - IFC”, a la que respondió el 25% del total de bancos comerciales de América Latina y el Caribe. La alianza IFC-RENAC se centra en proporcionar programas educativos para capacitar a los banqueros en los aspectos económicos y financieros de los proyectos de energía renovable y eficiencia energética.
RENAC, uno de los principales proveedores de entrenamientos y capacitaciones en energía renovable (ER) y eficiencia energética (EE) a nivel internacional, integrará su programa “Green Banking - Formación de Capacidades en Energía Verde y Financiamiento Climático” en la oferta de conocimiento de la recién establecida IFC-GBAC (Green Banking Academy). “Estamos orgullosos de ser parte de esta iniciativa”, dice Berthold Breid, CEO de la Renewables Academy. “La alianza apoya nuestra misión de promover nuevas oportunidades de negocio en mercados verdes en crecimiento.”
IFC-GBAC (Green Banking Academy) es una iniciativa de conocimiento para acelerar la transformación a una banca verde, fortaleciendo su negocio y contribuyendo a un mundo más sostenible. La plataforma académica de IFC-GBAC ofrecerá programas de conocimiento, sensibilización y capacitaciones adaptados a los diferentes perfiles y funciones del personal bancario. IFC lanzó oficialmente su IFC-GBAC hoy, en la 52ª Asamblea Anual de FELABAN.
El Programa Green Banking de RENAC, un programa de becas financiado por la Iniciativa Internacional para la Protección del Clima (IKI) con el apoyo del Ministerio Federal de Medio Ambiente, Protección de la Naturaleza y Seguridad Nuclear (BMU), se ha implementado con éxito en el sudeste asiático desde 2015. Sus diversos formatos de formación incluyen cursos en línea y visitas de delegaciones, así como los cursos presenciales “Aplicando el financiamiento de la energía verde”, “Especialista en Financiamiento de energía verde” y programas de formación docente “Train-the-Trainer”. “RENAC, con resultados comprobados en su programa de capacitación en Energía Verde y Financiamiento Climático, encaja muy bien en la propuesta de valor de nuestra recién creada IFC-GBAC (Green Banking Academy)”, dice Peer Stein, Director Global de Financiamiento Climático del Grupo de Instituciones Financieras de IFC. La cooperación con IFC-GBAC y sus socios, incluyendo FELABAN, fomenta la implementación del Programa Green Banking de RENAC en América Latina.
Con este acuerdo de cooperación, RENAC y IFC están dando un nuevo paso hacia su objetivo de aumentar la disponibilidad y el uso de instrumentos financieros para proyectos de energía renovable (ER) y eficiencia energética (EE), aumentando la voluntad de las instituciones financieras de participar en el financiamiento de las ER y EE y, eventualmente contribuir a la mitigación del cambio climático.
Para más información sobre el Programa Green Banking de RENAC, por favor visite la página web de RENAC.
Para más información sobre otros proyectos de IFC en la región, por favor visite la página web de IFC.
Acerca de IFC
IFC —una organización hermana del Banco Mundial y miembro del Grupo Banco Mundial —es la principal institución internacional de desarrollo dedicada al sector privado en mercados emergentes. Junto a más de 2.000 empresas en todo el mundo, utilizamos nuestro capital, experiencia e influencia para crear oportunidades donde más se necesitan. En el año fiscal 2018, nuestro financiamiento a largo plazo en países en desarrollo ascendió a más de $23 mil millones de dólares, aprovechando el poder del sector privado para terminar con la pobreza extrema e impulsar la prosperidad compartida. Para obtener más información, visita www.ifc.org.
Acerca de RENAC
La Renewables Academy AG (RENAC) basada en Berlín, Alemania, es uno de los principales proveedores de entrenamientos y capacitaciones en energía renovable y eficiencia energética a nivel internacional. Desde 2008, más de 10.000 participantes de más de 140 países se han unido a los programas de formación de RENAC. Para obtener más información, visita www.renac.de.
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Global Laminate Lithium-Ion Battery Market 2019-2023" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
The global laminate lithium-ion battery market to grow at a CAGR of 13.98% during the period 2019-2023.
Global Laminate Lithium-Ion Battery Market 2019-2023, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market. To calculate the market size, the report considers the revenue generated from the use of laminate lithium-ion battery in different applications
The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is the declining lithium- ion battery price. The cost reductions along with government support will boost the sales of lithium-ion-powered vehicles, which, in turn, will drive the growth of the global laminate lithium-ion battery market.
According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is the rising demand for smart devices. The demand for smart devices is growing steadily as the market experiences technological advances such as enhanced user interference, improved network connectivity and new features additions.
Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is the competition form alternative battery chemistries. The emergence of sodium batteries as an alternative have been a competition to the market as they have low manufacturing cost and widely available.
Key questions answered in this report
- What will the market size be in 2023 and what will the growth rate be?
- What are the key market trends?
- What is driving this market?
- What are the challenges to market growth?
- Who are the key vendors in this market space?
- Automotive Energy Supply
- LG Chem
- Murata Manufacturing
- SAMSUNG SDI
Key Topics Covered:
PART 01: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
PART 02: SCOPE OF THE REPORT
PART 03: MARKET LANDSCAPE
- Market ecosystem
- Market characteristics
- Market segmentation analysis
PART 04: MARKET SIZING
- Market definition
- Market sizing 2018
- Market size and forecast 2018-2023
PART 05: FIVE FORCES ANALYSIS
- Bargaining power of buyers
- Bargaining power of suppliers
- Threat of new entrants
- Threat of substitutes
- Threat of rivalry
- Market condition
PART 06: MARKET SEGMENTATION BY APPLICATION
- Market segmentation by application
- Comparison by application
- Consumer electronics - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
- Automotive - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
- Others - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
- Market opportunity by application
PART 07: CUSTOMER LANDSCAPE
PART 08: GEOGRAPHIC LANDSCAPE
- Geographic segmentation
- Geographic comparison
- APAC - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
- Americas - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
- EMEA - Market size and forecast 2018-2023
- Key leading countries
- Market opportunity
PART 09: DECISION FRAMEWORK
PART 10: DRIVERS AND CHALLENGES
- Market drivers
- Market challenges
PART 11: MARKET TRENDS
- Declining lithium-ion battery prices
- Innovations in lithium-ion batteries
- Update in battery safety standards
PART 12: VENDOR LANDSCAPE
- Landscape disruption
PART 13: VENDOR ANALYSIS
- Vendors covered
- Vendor classification
- Market positioning of vendors
- Automotive Energy Supply
For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/mh6rbn/global_laminate?w=4
HERSHEY, Pa.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pennsylvania American Water, a member of the award-winning Utilities United Against Scams (UUAS), is reinforcing efforts to remind customers of the tactics scammers use to steal money and how to guard against falling victim to impostor utility scams. The company’s customer education campaign is coordinated with Utility Scam Awareness Week to highlight “7 Scams in 7 Days” from November 11 – 17, 2018.
UUAS, a consortium of more than 100 U.S. and Canadian electric, water, and natural gas companies (and their respective trade associations), continues to raise awareness of utility scams targeting customers. The third annual Utility Scam Awareness Day is set for Wednesday, November 14, and is supported by a week-long advocacy and awareness campaign focused on exposing the tactics of scammers.
“We continue to educate our customers and the general public in an effort to protect them from utility worker imposters. That’s why it is so important for our customers to stay vigilant and know how to detect, avoid and report utility scams,” said Pennsylvania American Water Vice President of Operations Jimmy Sheridan. He noted that utility imposters struck again in recent days to gain access and rob a homeowner in northeast Pennsylvania.
UUAS and its member companies have helped to shut down more than 2,200 Toll-Free Numbers used by scammers against utility customers. The group recently was awarded the Toll-Free Industry’s Fraud Fighter Award in recognition of its advocacy and awareness campaign to stop scams that target electric, water, and natural gas company customers.
“Scammers are developing increasingly sophisticated schemes to take advantage of customers. Through the ‘7 Scams in 7 Days’ campaign, UUAS is highlighting the most common scam tactics and providing resources to help utility customers better protect themselves,” said Duke Energy’s Vice President of Customer Operations for Piedmont Natural Gas and Metering Services and UUAS Chairman Jared Lawrence.
How Customers Can Protect Themselves:
Pennsylvania American Water reminds customers that its service personnel wear uniforms, drive company-branded vehicles, and wear photo identification badges with the company’s logo. Residents are urged to take the time to ask for and examine the photo identification badge whenever an individual claiming to be a utility worker arrives at their home or business. Pennsylvania American Water does not accept payment at a customer’s house. Customers with any suspicions should call 9-1-1, or Pennsylvania American Water’s customer service center at 1-800-565-7292.
If customers suspect someone is trying to scam them, they should hang up, delete the email, or shut the door. They should then call their utility company at the number on their monthly bill or the company’s website, not the phone number the scammer provides. If customers ever feel that they are in physical danger, they should call 9-1-1.
In addition, if someone calls, texts, appears, or emails saying you have to pay your bill immediately to avoid disconnection, tell them you would like to verify that they are a legitimate utility company representative by calling a verified number for the utility company found on the company’s website or on your monthly bill. The Federal Trade Commission’s website is also a good source of information about how to protect personal information and to educate yourself on the different types of impostor scams.
Visit www.utilitiesunited.org for more information and tips about how customers can protect themselves from impostor utility scams, or follow along on social media: Twitter @U_U_A_S and Facebook @UtilitiesUnited.
Pennsylvania American Water, a subsidiary of American Water (NYSE: AWK), is the largest investor-owned water utility in the state, providing high-quality and reliable water and/or wastewater services to approximately 2.4 million people. With a history dating back to 1886, American Water is the largest and most geographically diverse U.S. publicly traded water and wastewater utility company. The company employs more than 7,100 dedicated professionals who provide regulated and market-based drinking water, wastewater and other related services to an estimated 14 million people in 45 states and Ontario, Canada. American Water provides safe, clean, affordable and reliable water services to our customers to make sure we keep their lives flowing. For more information, visit amwater.com and follow American Water on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "European Solar Power Market, Forecast to 2025" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
Following a significant drop in capacity addition in 2016, the European solar PV industry staged a recovery in 2017 by adding 8.6 GW solar capacity. The region is expected to add 16.5 GW by 2025 and grow at a CAGR of 8.4%.
The European solar market generated 9.64 billion in 2017. It is expected to perform well in 2018 and generate revenue of 11.7 billion, increasing by 23.3% over the previous year.
Continuing declines in solar PV costs, re-modelled support schemes and regulations, and energy storage alternatives are the key drivers for the market. Self-funding, power purchase agreements (PPAs) and leasing will remain the main financing models in EU countries. New business models such as on-site direct wire mini PPAs will be used to overcome regulatory barriers.
The research methodology adopted is a combination of primary and secondary research. Secondary research involves desk-based research. Primary research involves interaction with market participants and getting their perspective and feedback on our analysis.
Key Issues Addressed
- Is the European solar power market growing, how long will it continue to grow, and at what rate?
- Are the existing competitors structured correctly to meet customer needs?
- Will these companies, products and applications continue to exist?
- What are the key drivers and restraints affecting the solar power market?
- Are the technologies offered today meeting customer needs or are additional development needed?
- How are the growth trends for solar power different in developed and developing markets?
Key Topics Covered
1. Executive Summary
- Key Findings
- CEO's Perspective
- Associated Multimedia and Related Research
2. Market Overview
- Market Scope
- Key Questions This Study Will Answer
- Distribution Channels
3. Drivers and Restraints - Solar Power Market
- Market Drivers
- Drivers Explained
- Market Restraints
- Restraints Explained
4. Forecasts and Trends - Solar Power Market
- Forecast Assumptions
- Pricing Analysis
- Business and Financial Models
- Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Project Type
- Percent Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Region
- Percent Revenue Forecast by Region
- Key Solar Power Market Participants
5. Country Profiles
- Country Profile - Austria
- Annual Installed Capacity Forecast by Project Type
- Country Profile - Switzerland
- Country Profile - Belgium
- Country Profile - Germany
- Country Profile - Italy
- Country Profile - The United Kingdom
- Country Profile - France
- Country Profile - Spain
- Country Profile - Turkey
- Country Profile - The Netherlands
- Country Profile - Nordic Countries
- Country Profile - Rest of Europe
6. Growth Opportunities and Companies to Action
- Growth Opportunity 1 - Mergers and Acquisitions
- Growth Opportunity 2 - Expand Offerings to Include Residential and C&I Storage
- Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth
7. The Last Word
- The Last Word - 3 Big Predictions
For more information about this report visit https://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/dsm87q/2018_european?w=4