PowerOptions News

PowerOptions, with Tufts University and Endicott College, named first winner of $100,000 Renewable Energy Leadership Prize

Boston Green Ribbon Commission’s New Clean Energy Prize Spurs Area Institutions to Embrace the Potential of Renewable Power, Competing on Innovations and Solutions
February 23, 2016 – A new clean energy leadership competition sponsored by the Boston Green Ribbon Commission (GRC) spawned a variety of innovative approaches for large-scale adoption of renewable energy, demonstrating the Greater Boston area’s appetite for and readiness to lead the way toward a clean, sustainable energy future.  PowerOptions, which won the GRC’s first-ever Renewable Energy Leadership Prize, will use its $100,000 contest award to enable Tufts University and Endicott College to benefit from 12 megawatts (MW) of wind

Federal, State, and Local Leaders Unveil Powerful New Solar Array at Regional High School in Franklin

Congressman Kennedy Hails PowerOptions-SunEdison Partnership with Saving Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School More Than $1 million in Energy Costs
FRANKLIN, MA, Nov. 13— Congressman Joe P. Kennedy III joined state and local leaders today to unveil a new 1.3 megawatt solar system at Tri-County Regional Vocational Technical High School in Franklin, Mass. The newly finished system is expected to generate more than $1 million in energy cost savings for the school over the next 20 years and will provide more than 1,000 students with an exciting opportunity to learn about the environmental and cost benefits of solar. Nonprofit energy

PowerOptions Issues RFP for Renewable Energy Provider to Serve Massachusetts Nonprofits and Public Sector

Innovative Program Links Large Scale Project Directly with End Users
Boston, MA, Oct. 16— Massachusetts’ premiere energy-buying consortium PowerOptions is seeking developers to supply wholesale renewable energy to individual members of its 500 member consortium, particularly larger institutions such as area hospitals, universities and municipalities. The innovative new energy supply program will provide PowerOptions members with a pre-negotiated power purchase agreement (PPA) to receive electricity directly from a renewable energy project located within the ISO-NE region or deliverable into the region. The total procurement level sought is a minimum 10

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.