Energy Consortium Powers Wildlife Sanctuaries

January 17, 2020

Connecticut Audubon Society Signs with PowerOptions for Energy Savings FAIRFIELD, Conn. – The Connecticut Audubon Society has signed on with PowerOptions, a nonprofit energy buying consortium with a mission to help nonprofits save money on electricity, putting the Society in position to have more resources to protect the state’s nature wildlife due to anticipated energy cost savings. “We’re pleased to welcome the Connecticut Audubon Society as the newest addition to our growing membership,” said PowerOptions President and CEO Heather March Takle. “The Society is the perfect example of why we operate the way we do – securing competitive pricing and serving...

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PowerOption’s New CEO Heather March Takle

November 12, 2019

Taking Over for Retiring Arcate After 10 Years BOSTON–New England’s largest energy buying group, PowerOptions today announces Heather March Takle as next President and CEO. She will begin on January 1, 2020, after the retirement of longtime leader Cynthia A. Arcate. The PowerOptions Board undertook a national search to find a candidate with the broad cross-cutting experience needed to successfully run PowerOptions. “Throughout her career, Heather Takle has focused on energy solutions for customers, and she has high-level experience with important players in the market,” said PowerOptions Board Chair Christine C. Schuster. “She has success in pioneering new products and...

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Drumlin Farm’s Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

October 11, 2019

LINCOLN, October 7 — Visitors and staff at Mass Audubon’s Drumlin Farm Wildlife Sanctuary can now power their electric cars with two new electric vehicle charging stations, allowing for eco-friendly visits to the popular working farm and nature center. Leaders from Drumlin Farm, PowerOptions, and Eversource, along with local legislators and members of the community gathered for a ribbon-cutting event to inaugurate the stations. Each EVC station is capable of charging two cars, providing for up to four vehicles at a time. “Drumlin Farm is proud to be making a difference in providing education and motivation for a healthier and...

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Launch of Electric Vehicle Charger Program

October 11, 2019

ENFIELD (CT), August 27 – PowerOptions, New England’s largest energy buying consortium which provides electricity cost savings for municipalities and nonprofits in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, announced the launch of its Electric Vehicle Charger Program. The new Program will offer a discount price to its hundreds of municipal and non-profit members. As part of the program, PowerOptions selected two vendors and announced the launch during an event with one of the vendors, EVSE, LLC, an Enfield (CT)-based manufacturer of charging stations. PowerOptions will offer charging stations built and serviced by EVSE as well as ChargePoint stations. The event included Enfield,...

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Former Utility Executive Adds New Expertise

June 28, 2019

BOSTON, May 21 — An energy industry veteran with a broad range of experience in managing large and complex energy-related organizations and projects, including managing power plants, retail energy marketing, information services, and US Army engineer units has joined the PowerOptions’ Board of Directors. Thomas E. Rogers, P.E. adds to depth of the board of PowerOptions, the New England’s premier energy-buying consortium for nonprofits and public entities. With more than 35 years in the energy industry, Rogers is currently President of MTTR Consulting. His clients include municipal electric companies, an energy conservation company, independent transmission developer, defense contractor, among others....

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We’ve Added Aggregation of Cities and Towns

January 2, 2019

The region’s largest energy consortium, serving exclusively nonprofits and government institutions, has won a contract with the consortium serving the Rhode Island League of Cities and Towns. This new approach to growing it’s consortium has the potential to increase PowerOptions’ electricity sales by about 20 percent while expanding its membership base for the delivery of new products and services such as its highly successful solar program. This innovative new, forward-thinking approach to aggregation growth provides cities and towns in Rhode Island the same energy savings, budget stability, new product offerings and contracting terms as its members in Massachusetts at a...

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Medford DPW’S Electricity Needs

January 2, 2019

The City of Medford has collaborated with Solect Energy, the state’s leading commercial-scale developer and installer of solar energy systems, and PowerOptions, the region’s largest energy buying consortium, to install a 235 kilowatt (kW) solar energy system on the roof of the City’s new DPW Building. The array consists of 588 solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, which are projected to produce approximately 300,000 kilowatt hours (kWh) of energy annually. Medford anticipates the array will generate nearly 100 percent of the DPW’s annual demand for electricity, for a projected first year savings of $11,000. “The City has been making strides towards our mission of...

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Malden YMCA Unveils Unique Solar Array

November 15, 2018

Malden YMCA leaders joined their nonprofit energy partner and local leaders to unveil a significant new solar array on Wednesday, November 14, which will help the Y reinvest more than $400,000 in the community over the life of the project. Malden YMCA CEO Deborah Amaral joined PowerOptions, the nonprofit energy buying consortium, and Solect Energy at the announcement. “The Malden YMCA is not only committed to meeting the needs of our community, but to investing in its long-term sustainability and wellness,” said Malden YMCA CEO Debbie Amaral. “The Y is proud to partner with PowerOptions and Solect Energy—two like-minded organizations...

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New Expertise on PowerOptions Board

July 31, 2018

BOSTON, July 31— A prominent energy attorney with experience in both wholesale and retail energy markets formerly Assistant General Counsel and Chief Regulatory Counsel at Northeast Utilities (now Eversource) has joined the PowerOptions’ Board of Directors. Frederic Lee Klein of Pullman & Comley, LLC, brings new depth to the board of PowerOptions, the region’s premier energy-buying consortium for nonprofits and public entities, and is the first board member from Connecticut since the nonprofit expanded there in 2015. Klein, who chairs the Energy and Utilities Section of his firm’s Regulatory, Energy and Telecommunications practice group, will be able to use his...

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SunPower’s Solar Storage Program

May 31, 2018

May 31, 2018 – PowerOptions and SunPower (NASDAQ:SPWR) announced an innovative program today that will provide solar power and battery storage solutions to the state’s nonprofit and government institutions, allowing them to maximize energy cost savings as well as store the electricity produced by solar and use it when it’s needed most. As part of the new program, SunPower will construct and operate solar facilities on customer sites and provide power from the facilities under a 20-year power purchase agreement (PPA). Customers will have no upfront costs or maintenance responsibilities and pay a fixed price for the electricity, which is typically...

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