Letter to Legislators

December 20, 2014

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 power-purchase agreement offering. That solar program has been able to provide development opportunities for 30 MW of photovoltaic projects for...

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Northampton Housing Authority Goes Solar

December 20, 2014

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, and the solar supplier to PowerOptions. An attribute of solar power production known at “net metering credits” is projected to...

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New PowerOptions Board Member

December 20, 2014

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 company, Cochrane led all global business development including all mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and joint ventures. He has also served on...

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