PowerOptions News

PowerOptions Inks Contract with Solect to Serve Massachusetts Nonprofits and Public Sector

Innovative Program Provides Savings, Certainty for Small-Scale Solar Projects
Boston, MA, Oct. 8— PowerOptions, the state’s leading energy-buying consortium, today announced it selected solar provider Solect Energy, the leading full-service commercial-scale solar developer and installer in Massachusetts, to lead its innovative Small Systems Solar program, providing savings and certainty for entities with smaller projects. The program builds on the success of PowerOptions’ existing Large Scale Solar program, streamlining the process with pre-negotiated, competitively priced solar power structured to capture the benefits of tax incentives for nonprofits and government entities.

Notice of Request for Proposals for Renewable Energy Power Purchase Agreement (PPA)

PowerOptions, Inc., a non-profit energy buying consortium comprised of non-profit educational, healthcare and cultural institutions and city, town and state governmental entities in Massachusetts is soliciting proposals from interested Renewable Energy project developers for a Renewable Energy project in New England or capable of delivering energy to ISO-New England. This Request for Proposals is available to renewable energy project developers interested in offering a long term renewable energy PPA to members of the PowerOptions consortium. It is anticipated the Renewable

PowerOptions Launching Program for Smaller Solar Projects

Seeking Developers to Serve Nonprofits and Government Facilities
Boston, April 1 —Massachusetts’ premiere energy-buying consortium PowerOptions today issued a Request for Qualifications for solar developers, to launch a new solar program for smaller projects. The new program will compliment PowerOptions’ existing solar program for area hospitals and universities, and nonprofit and government entities of all kinds. “This new program for smaller solar projects follows on the success of our existing PowerOptions Solar, with nearly 10 megawatts of currently operational photovoltaic systems and over 60 total megawatts under contract

Former State Energy Undersecretary Returns to PowerOptions Board

Kates-Garnick Brings Institutional Knowledge and Skills to Experienced Board Seat
Boston, March 17— PowerOptions, the state’s premiere energy-buying consortium for nonprofits and government entities, today announced that Barbara “Bobbi” Kates-Garnick, a former state Energy Undersecretary and Keyspan officer, with more than 30 years experience in both the public and private sector, is rejoining its Board of Directors. Kates-Garnick, a Boston resident, is currently a professor at Tufts University’s Fletcher School, where she is also the director of the Energy Climate and Innovation Program. She was an original member of the