Avangrid, Inc. (former East Energy and Iberdrola USA), is an energy and delivery services company. AVANGRID serves about 3.1 million customers throughout New York State and New England in the United States. in 2008 Iberdrola S.A. bought East Energy. Iberdrola renamed Iberdrola USA. In November 2010, Iberdrola USA sold gas distribution companies in Connecticut and Massachusetts, Southern Connecticut Gas, Connecticut Natural Gas Co., and Berkshire Gas, to UIL Holdings. 10100 10100 in 2012, Iberdrola USA sold energy services companies Energetix and NYSEG Solutions to Direct Energy.In February 2015, Iberdrola USA announced that it had entered into a merger agreement with UIL Holdings, under which UIL Corporation incorporated into a subsidiary of Iberdrola USA. In December 2015, "Iberdrola USA completed the acquisition of UIL Holdings ... to create a new company, AVANGRID, which will be listed on the NEW York Stock Exchange as a galaxy." Avangrid won an auction of a offshore wind area near North Carolina with $9 million in bids in March 2017.Avangrid supports the adoption of electric cars. In 2017, Avangrid donated $2 million to the Connecticut program to discount the purchase of hydrogen and electric cars. The program was launched in 2015 and gives money in the form of discounts to consumers who purchase emission-free vehicles, which include electric cars. The company has also installed electric car charging stations at many of its facilities. In 2018, it established Avangrid is an "electric car show" for its employees, with the aim of making it so that all employees can buy electric cars if they choose to do so.