Kristen Patneaude

Kristen Patneaude

Director of Innovation

As Director of Innovation, Kristen Patneaude is responsible for developing and implementing new, customer-oriented supplemental energy products and services for PowerOptions’ more than 500 nonprofit and government members in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Connecticut.

Kristen joins PowerOptions from DOER, where she supported the state’s clean energy and climate adaptation goals as Energy Storage and Resiliency Program Coordinator. Prior to that, she worked for the Massachusetts Water Resources Authority for more than 20 years, in a variety of project management roles and then as the Program Manager for Energy Management, leading the agency’s efforts on energy cost and demand reduction, and development and optimization of renewable energy.