Former Utility Executive Adds Expertise on PowerOptions Board

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.

“Tom Rogers adds a great depth of experience to the PowerOptions board and we’re thrilled to have him join us,” said PowerOptions Board Chair Christine C. Schuster, president and CEO of Emerson Hospital. “Our board is, like the PowerOptions team, constantly looking for new ways to innovate and better deliver on our mission to support nonprofits and government institutions throughout New England.”

“Tom Rogers has extensive experience and a keen business sense which will help guide us through the ever-changing challenges of the energy business,” said PowerOptions President and CEO Cynthia A. Arcate. “He also is committed to our mission of helping non-profits and is enthusiastic about contributing to that end.”

Rogers previously worked for National Grid as Vice President and Director, and at New England Electric System as Vice President and Project Director of the Manchester Street Repowering Project in Providence, Rhode Island. During deregulation of the electricity industry, Rogers was on the utility-side where he led a retail energy marketing group before he headed the team which divested NEES of its generation assets. Subsequently in National Grid, he led the team to transform the electricity distribution business. He also served as a captain with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Rogers nonprofit experience includes serving as a Board member and past president of Save the Bay, in Providence, as Chairman of the Narragansett Land Conservancy Trust, and he serves on the Board of the Rhode Island Land Trust Council.

“PowerOptions members include some of the most prestigious institutions in New England, as well as nonprofits of every size, providing services that enrich all of our lives,” said Thomas E. Rogers. “I am excited to play a part in pursuing the mission of saving these important organizations on energy costs, so they have more resources to direct toward their own missions.”

Rogers added, “I feel honored to join the impressive board of PowerOptions and look forward to contributing to its continued success.”

Rogers holds a B.S. from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and a M.S.M.E. from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

About PowerOptions

PowerOptions® is the largest energy buying consortium in New England, serving more than 400 nonprofit organizations and governmental entities with combined annual energy sales of roughly $200 million. With supply programs for electricity, natural gas, and solar power, PowerOptions provides its members budget certainty and savings, as well as best-in-industry consumer protections. Joining is easy—any nonprofit or public institution in Massachusetts, Connecticut or Rhode Island may become a member and participate in this collective purchasing effort. For more information, visit