The Village for Families & Children Renews Energy Contract with PowerOptions

Nonprofit energy consortium will continue to deliver cost-savings

(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 the energy market, and the cost-savings on energy purchasing.”

With nearly 500 members across Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island, PowerOptions solicits competitive bids from leading energy suppliers, negotiating beneficial pricing on behalf of their nonprofit members for cost-savings and reliability. PowerOptions’ members purchase approximately $200 million in energy annually through the electricity and natural gas programs.

“The Village was one of our first members in Connecticut and we’re thrilled they’re continuing to work with us,” said PowerOptions CEO Cynthia Arcate. “It’s a testament to the value we provide our members—saving them time and money so they can focus resources on pursuing their own important missions.”

“The Village provides critical services to children and families of Greater Hartford, and we are proud to help support their work,” added Arcate.

PowerOptions recently announced the selection of a new electricity supplier—Constellation Energy—that will provide additional value to members. As part of this expanded offering, nonprofits will have access to on-bill energy efficiency financing and energy technology products and services, including electric vehicle charging stations, data analytics and energy storage.

About PowerOptions

PowerOptions is a nonprofit energy buying consortium that delivers cost savings and predictability to nonprofits and the public sector in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Island. With nearly 500 members, our collective strength yields optimal pricing and stability for our entire membership of organizations both large and small. PowerOptions was formed to help nonprofits consolidate their energy buying influence. Since 1998, our mission has been to save members time and money.

About The Village for Families & Children

For more than 200 years, The Village for Families & Children has been working to build a community of strong, healthy families who protect and nurture children. We fulfill this mission by providing a continuum of behavioral health treatment and support services for children and adults—including parenting education classes, outpatient mental health therapy, substance abuse treatment, and foster care and adoption – which help them achieve real and meaningful change in their lives. For more information, visit or call 860-236-4511.