$200,000 Donations to Nonprofits

May 1, 2018

Rep. Joe Kennedy Joins for Presentation to Needham’s Charles River Center NEEDHAM – Nonprofit organizations across the state will benefit from $200,000 in donations made today by PowerOptions, New England’s leading energy buying consortium, a nonprofit committed for 20 years to supporting mission-driven nonprofits and government entities. As a part of its 20th anniversary celebration, PowerOptions announced the recipients of its first-ever member donation initiative, “20 for 20.” PowerOptions is investing nearly $400,000 directly in the missions and energy futures of its non-profit and government members– giving 20 cash gifts of $10,000 each and 20 electric vehicle charging stations to its...


PowerOptions Adds Further Depth to its Team

February 5, 2018

BOSTON – PowerOptions, New England’s leading energy buying consortium, begins 2018 with new depth in its team who will utilize decades of expertise to support the organization’s foundational commitment to extensive product and service advancement. The two new hires will ensure that PowerOptions stays on the forefront of innovation and brings the benefits to even greater numbers of nonprofits and public entities. Kristen Patneaude joins PowerOptions as Director of Innovation from the state Department of Energy Resources, and Rita Moran joins as Business Development Manager after more than three decades in senior roles at National Grid. “Rita Moran and Kristen...


Nonprofit for Families Renew Energy Contract

September 20, 2017

(HARTFORD, Conn.) September 20, 2017 – PowerOptions, New England’s leading nonprofit energy consortium, announced today that The Village for Families & Children, a nonprofit helping vulnerable children, adults and families in the Greater Hartford region, has renewed their energy supply contract for another year. “We’ve been a member of PowerOptions for over a year now, and they’ve been a true asset to us,” said Galo Rodriguez, President and CEO of The Village. “Their team helps guide our decision-making with their energy expertise and answers our questions. We renewed our membership so we can continue to benefit from their knowledge of...


Our New Electricity Supplier, Constellation

August 31, 2017

(BOSTON, Mass.) August 30, 2017 – PowerOptions, the area’s leading energy buying consortium of nonprofit and government entities, announced today the selection of a new electricity supplier for its retail energy program. Constellation has been selected through a competitive bidding process for an estimated $300 million four-year contract. “This selection was the culmination of an extensive competitive process,” said PowerOptions CEO Cynthia Arcate. “We received proposals from a number of suppliers interested in helping our members navigate today’s energy market. We looked for a creative approach that would provide real value for our members—and we found it in Constellation.” Through...


PowerOptions Continues Expansion in Connecticut

July 13, 2017

HARTFORD, Conn., July 13, 2017 – For nonprofit organizations, energy costs can be a large part of the annual operating budget and diminish funds available to pursue the mission. That’s why PowerOptions, a nonprofit energy buying consortium, is continuing its expansion into Connecticut to help nonprofits save money on electricity. PowerOptions announced today that the San Juan Center of Hartford has signed on as a new member. “For us, any savings we achieve on energy costs enables us to better serve the community,” said Fernando Betancourt, Executive Director of the San Juan Center. “When we evaluated our electricity choices, PowerOptions...


PowerOptions Issues Electricity Supply RFP

February 1, 2017

Boston, February 1 — PowerOptions, the area’s leading energy buying consortium of nonprofit and government entities, today issued a Request for Proposals for retail electricity supply. Revenue under the contract could be more than $330 million over four years to the winning bidder. The primary purpose of the RFP is for electricity supply with focus on predictability, dependability and cost savings. In addition, energy marketers are asked to bring forward visionary ideas to help PowerOptions’ 500 members better meet their comprehensive energy needs. “In many ways the electricity market is just a commodity market with little differentiation, so we expect...


TJX Executive Joins PowerOptions Board

November 22, 2016

BOSTON, October 20—PowerOptions, the region’s premiere energy-buying consortium for nonprofits and public entities, today announced the addition of Moumita Purkayastha of TJX Corporation to its Board of Directors. Purkayastha is an accomplished leader who joins PowerOptions with 15 years of experience in retail systems management and development. PowerOptions’ board invited her to join from a rich pool of applicants brought forward with assistance from The Partnership, Inc., a nonprofit that helps corporations and institutions attract, develop and retain multicultural professionals at all levels of leadership. The Board was specifically looking to add a Director from outside the energy industry with marketing...


Vice President of Marketing & Communications

June 7, 2016

BOSTON, June 7—PowerOptions today announced that Liam Sullivan has been promoted to the role of Vice President of Marketing and Communications, where he will continue to expand outreach and growth of the nonprofit energy-buying consortium. Sullivan joined PowerOptions in 2010 as Director of Marketing and Communications, where he oversaw the communications strategy and customer outreach. In his new role, Sullivan will continue to direct the communications strategies, acting as the spokesperson for PowerOptions. He will oversee all traditional and digital marketing, media relations, market research, external relations and events. “Liam has been a key member of our team by spearheading...


Reichert Adds Expertise to Our Board

May 26, 2016

BOSTON, May 26—PowerOptions, the region’s premier energy-buying consortium for nonprofits and public entities, has announced the addition of Dr. Emily Reichert, Chief Executive Officer of Somerville-based Greentown Labs, to its board. Reichert, who leads the country’s largest incubator for hardware-focused cleantech startups, represents a further professionalization of the PowerOptions board, which in recent months has brought on an array of talent in the nonprofit, energy and other business sectors. “We’re excited to have Emily join PowerOptions and help us work to find new ways to collaborate with the local business community to incorporate innovative clean energy solutions into our businesses,”...


PowerOption’s CEO Given NEWIEE Award

April 14, 2016

PowerOptions proudly celebrates CEO and President Cynthia A. Arcate’s recognition at this evening’s New England Women in Energy and the Environment (NEWIEE) annual gala. NEWIEE, which promotes public interest in the energy and environment sectors and provides educational opportunities for women in the field, will present Arcate with an Achievement Award for her contributions to and accomplishments in the energy field. “I applaud the work of NEWIEE, as it supports and encourages the growing ranks of women in the energy and environment industry, and I am thrilled and honored to be recognized along with this group of accomplished women,” said...

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