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United Illuminating, a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE:AGR), sponsored an educational event recently as part of the Energize Connecticut initiative to help Fairfield senior citizens realize the benefits of energy efficiency.  

Members of the Fairfield Senior Center were transported earlier this month to the Energize Connecticut Center, a free, interactive resource facility in North Haven, where they discovered simple ways to start reducing energy costs. 

The seniors were introduced to a local Home Energy Solutions vendor who reviewed the weatherization services provided through the program and discussed the immediate impact they can have on energy bills.  Furthermore, the guests participated in a variety of hands-on activities, including a demonstration of various light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs and a presentation on the energy consumption of common household items.

Attendees were treated to a healthy lunch, and received a gift bag featuring additional energy-saving information and a free LED to start, or continue, their path to energy efficiency.

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The Energize Connecticut Center is funded by a line item on Connecticut utility bills and is jointly administered by UI and Eversource Energy. For more information, please call 877-WISE-USE or visit

About AVANGRID: AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR) is a diversified energy and utility company with more than $31 billion in assets and operations in 27 states. The company owns regulated utilities and electricity generation assets through two primary lines of business, Avangrid Networks and Avangrid Renewables. Avangrid Networks is comprised of eight electric and natural gas utilities, serving approximately 3.2 million customers in New York and New England. Avangrid Renewables operates more than 6 gigawatts of owned and controlled renewable generation capacity, primarily through wind and solar, in 22 states across the United States. AVANGRID employs approximately 6,800 people. For more information, visit 

About UI: United Illuminating (UI) is a subsidiary of AVANGRID, Inc. (NYSE: AGR). Established in 1899, UI is engaged in the purchase, transmission, distribution and sale of electricity and related services to approximately 333,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in the greater New Haven and Bridgeport areas of Connecticut. For more information, visit