Laura Beane

President & CEO
Avangrid Renewables

Laura Beane is the President and CEO of Avangrid Renewables, one of North America’s leading developers and marketers of renewable energy. Laura has spent more than 20 years with the company, including its original parent, holding a wide variety of roles and responsibilities across the business.  Her previous executive role as Vice President of Operations and Management Services followed her tenure as Director of Market Structure and Policy. In addition, she has led numerous special projects including the company’s innovative Self-Supply program, which involves Avangrid Renewables taking responsibility for the balancing obligation of its 1400 MWs of wind in the Pacific Northwest. Laura holds a Master of Global Energy Management with the University of Comillas in Spain and an MBA with the University of Strathclyde in Scotland. Outside of the office, Laura serves as Chair of The Climate Trust, a national leader in carbon offset projects and innovative climate change solutions, and lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband and teenage son.