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Avangrid Renewables, the renewable energy subsidiary of Avangrid Inc, has announced that Alejandro de Hoz, currently the company’s vice president of Offshore Wind, will take over as president & CEO. He succeeds Laura Beane, who has decided to leave the company.

With experience in both onshore and offshore renewable energy around the world, de Hoz will be responsible for driving continued growth in this important part of AVANGRID’s business.

New Avangrid Renewables CEO: Alejandro de Hoz

“Avangrid Renewables plays a key role in achieving our ambition to be a top tier clean energy company and in fulfilling our corporate purpose to deliver a clean energy model that promotes healthier and more sustainable communities, said Avangrid CEO, James P. Torgerson.

“We have a growing renewables business with strong expertise in core areas of onshore wind and solar, and we continue to develop our expertise and leadership in the nascent offshore business in the US. With his broad renewables experience in both onshore and offshore wind, Alejandro is a great fit to lead Avangrid Renewables into this next phase of growth.”

“I would like to thank Laura for her dedication to the company for nearly 25 years, most recently leading the organisation for the last three years,” continued Torgerson. “Her leadership helped position our renewables business for continued growth and our entry into offshore wind.”

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Prior to Avangrid Renewables, de Hoz was Offshore Business Performance director for Iberdrola charged with preparing the company’s offshore wind pipeline for competitive auction processes in the UK and Germany. Previously, he held positions within the Iberdrola group developing the onshore wind business internationally in France, Mexico and Brazil. De Hoz holds a degree in physics from the University Complutense of Madrid and an MBA from ICAI-ICADE University of Madrid.