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skilled negotiator for members since 1998.
May 13, 2015
Testimony of PowerOptions CEO Cynthia Arcate to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy, May 12, 2015
Good Afternoon Chairman Downing, Chairman Golden, members of the Committee.  My name is Cynthia Arcate. I am the President and CEO of PowerOptions. Thank you for the opportunity to provide you with my views on the state of energy in the Commonwealth. I have about 30 years of experience in the energy industry, in both the private and public sector, as a lawyer and as an executive. PowerOptions is a non-profit energy buying consortium, representing the interests of about 500 Massachusetts non-profits and government entities ranging from some of
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Key benefits give PowerOptions members an advantage

Programs designed to save time and money. Competitive procurement process. Protections from added costs. Information to make smart decisions. Members benefit from:
  • A price that is always competitive
  • Menu of flexible pricing options
  • Rebate for reducing use
  • No penalties for usage change, up or down
  • Financial guarantee if supplier goes belly up
  • Protection against added and “pass-through” costs
  • Ongoing market intelligence and reliable industry information

About Us

When the electric and natural gas industries were opened to competition, PowerOptions® was formed to help nonprofits consolidate their energy buying influence. As a result, PowerOptions became the first energy consortium of its kind and quickly grew into the largest and most influential energy solutions partner in New England. With over 500 members spending approximately $200 million annually on their energy commodity, PowerOptions has the leverage to negotiate beneficial pricing, as well as contract terms and conditions simply not available anywhere ...