A trusted advocate, knowledgeable resource and
skilled negotiator for members since 1998.
August 15, 2016
Fulfilling the Promise to Consumers from Large-Scale Clean Energy Procurement
Every energy bill has the potential to impact costs to consumers, but few have greater potential than the bill just passed by the Massachusetts legislature. In the final hours of the Massachusetts legislative session, conference committee members passed much anticipated legislation providing for massive procurement by the electric distribution companies, National Grid and Eversource, of offshore wind (1,600 MW) and "clean energy generation," including imported hydro (~1,200 MW). That's more than four times the capacity of Pilgrim nuclear power
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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 else...