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It’s Time to Move Beyond Words

To our Members and our Community, We know there are no words that can ever be enough, and there are no amount of posts or letters that will correct the wrongs. The time has come for actions that will bring true and lasting change. We cannot keep repeating this history, and we wish to bring […]

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A Guide to Nonprofit Solar Financing Using PPAs

For homeowners and businesses, the financial benefits of purchasing and installing solar PV projects are relatively straightforward. The initial upfront cost pays for itself over time via three main revenue sources: Free electricity State incentives Federal tax benefits But, for nonprofits such as healthcare facilities, faith-based organizations, and public schools, the cost-benefits of this equation […]

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Progress for the Long-Term During Current COVID-19 Pandemic

Amid all the real, terrible, and difficult challenges, our job at PowerOptions is to protect Members in the immediate term on their energy costs. At the same time, a recent conversation with a Member particularly affected by the pandemic, as most are, reminded me to share what we are building for Members in the long […]

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Energy Consortium Powers Wildlife Sanctuaries

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 […]

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Farewell and Parting Thoughts

As I wind down my last few days at PowerOptions, I first want to thank the members of PO for the opportunity to serve you these 10 plus years. It has been a great ride, starting with our separation from the Health and Educational Facilities Authority through to now, when we are regionally recognized as […]

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PowerOption’s New CEO Heather March Takle

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 […]

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