PowerOptions News

Letter to Legislators Regarding Clean Energy Resources Bill, H. 4187

I am writing on behalf of PowerOptions with concerns about the proposed Clean Energy Resources Bill, H.  4187 (previously H. 3968), which mandates electric distribution companies procure and sign long term contracts for a very large amount of  energy. The amount of electric energy (18,900,000 MWh or approximately 2,400 MWs) is so great that, from a practical standpoint, the contract will be for large scale hydroelectric power from outside the region, i.e. Canada. The proposed amount of increased energy to

Letter to Legislators Regarding An Act Relative to Net Metering and Solar Power, H. 4185

I am writing on behalf of PowerOptions to urge the passage of H. 4185, An Act Relative to Net Metering and Solar Power, that will uncap solar net metering and create new opportunities for renewable energy and jobs in Massachusetts. PowerOptions, a 15 year old non-profit, is the largest energy buying consortium of its kind in Massachusetts, exclusively for non-profits and government entities. Our 500 members rely on our competitive electricity and natural gas supply offerings, and our successful solar

Northampton Housing Authority Goes Solar With PowerOptions and SunEdison

Saves $1.3 Million and Protects Against Rising Electricity Prices
Northampton, MA, June 23—The Northampton Housing Authority is projected to save $1.3 million over the next 20 years under its agreement announced today to participate in the solar offering of PowerOptions, the state’s premiere energy-buying consortium for nonprofits and government entities. The housing authority, which has 614 units throughout the city, will receive credits associated with 1.6 Megawatts of power from a soon-to-be-operational solar field in Monson, MA developed by SunEdison, one of the world’s leading solar energy service providers,

Former National Grid USA CFO Joins PowerOptions Board

Cochrane Brings Lengthy Career in Energy, Finance Management
Boston, June 4— PowerOptions, the state’s premiere energy-buying consortium for nonprofits and government entities, today announced that John G. Cochrane, a former CFO of National Grid USA with more than 30 years of finance, management and governance experience, is joining its Board of Directors. Cochrane, a Hingham resident, has worked in high-level positions for both National Grid USA and National Grid PLC in London during a 32-year career with the company. In his most recent position at the multinational utility