Updated: Avangrid Renewables CEO steps down

Frank Burkhartsmeyer, president and CEO of Portland-based Avangrid Renewables, has resigned from the renewable energy company, according to an internal announcement.

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Laura Beane Headshot 2015The CEO, who spent nearly 20 years at the company, will become CFO of Northwest Natural Gas Company in mid May.

Laura Beane will take over as CEO. Beane is vice president of operations and management services at Avangrid. She joined the company in
2007 after spending 10 years at PacificCorp., a former affiliate of Iberdrola Renewables.

Burkhartsmeyer was CEO of Iberdrola Renewables when its parent Avangrid became publically listed at the end of 2015.  The parent changed the company’s name to Avangrid Renewables after going public.

Avangrid is a subsidiary of Spanish energy company, Iberdola.  

065511dBurkhartsmeyer was CFO at the national renewable energy company until he became CEO two years ago when then CEO Martin Mugica left to form his own renewable energy company, Transatlantic Power Holdings. 

Avangrid is a wind farm developer and operator, owning more than 6,000 MW of renewable energy, including solar plants in 20 states in the Pacific Northwest as well as in New England, the Midwest and Texas.



Updated: Burkhartsmeyer takes new position at Northwest Natural Gas Company.