May 19, 2022

HACU receives grant from Southern Company Gas Foundation 

HACU President and CEO Antonio R. Flores attended the Hispanics in Energy 2022 Energy Legislative Summit in Washington, D.C., on May 19, 2022, to participate in the session, “Hispanic Energy Jobs: Increasing Innovation and Employment in the Renewable/Clean Energy Sector.” Panelists discussed STEM education pathways for Hispanics, as well as their representation in the occupational and technical workforce 

HACU also received a special recognition at the Summit. The Southern Company Gas Foundation presented HACU with a $45,000 grant.

“HACU thanks the Southern Company Gas Foundation for the recognition of our Associations’ work with a grant award,” said Flores. This donation will help to further advance HACU’s important work to champion Hispanic success in higher education.”

The 2022 Energy Legislative Summit is designed to engage national leaders and strategic partners in discussions and shaping solutions for increasing business, jobs, and corporate participation for Hispanics in America’s $3 trillion energy industry. Hispanics comprise 18% of the United States population, over 62 million people, and have a GDP of $2.8 trillion. They also enjoy the highest labor force participation rate and are the fastest-growing business sector.

(L-R) José Pérez, CEO of Hispanic in Energy, Antonio R. Flores, HACU president and CEO and Lewis Binswanger of the Southern Company. HACU received a special recognition at the Hispanics in Energy 2022 Energy Legislative Summit in Washington, D.C.