NEW YORK (PRWEB) January 07, 2014
The Energy Professionals Association (TEPA) Northeast Chapter recently hosted an open house at the EnerNOC offices in Boston to give energy brokers, consultants and suppliers across New England a chance to learn more about the organization and meet the new TEPA Northeast Chapter Board. TEPA helps promote ethical business practices, advocates policies that protect energy choice and serves as an educational resource for its members.
“Our open house in Boston was the first step towards creating greater awareness of our organization’s mission in New England,” said Michael Harris, national board president of TEPA. “It provided the perfect venue for the new board to explain the need for TEPA, its success in the Texas market and the beneficial role it will play across New England. I’m confident that the positive relationships that TEPA has built between brokers and energy suppliers in Texas will also happen in New England.”
The new TEPA Northeast Chapter Board of Directors was announced during the open house. The members include Javier Barrios, TEPA president and Managing Partner at Good Energy; Jon Hartnett, TEPA vice president and Enterprise Manager at EnerNOC; Jeff Lenetsky, TEPA treasurer and Sales Director at World Energy; Gordon Boyd, TEPA legislative/regulatory chair and President of EnergyNext; Craig Wall, TEPA standards & compliance chair and Manager of Channel Sales at Patriot Energy; and Bill Cannon, TEPA board secretary and VP of Northeast Markets with Choice Energy.
"Electricity aggregators, brokers and consultants (ABC) across the Northeast are not well represented in this region,” said Barrios, TEPA Northeast Chapter president. “However, I believe that TEPA can become the voice of the ABC community by addressing the key issues affecting our segment in the Northeast."
During the open house Gordon Boyd, TEPA Northeast legislative/regulatory chair, led a discussion that focused on key issues being faced by energy professionals and stakeholders at the New York State Department of Public Service. The forum addressed slamming, scam alerts, self-policing and other issues that create negative opinions of energy professionals among consumers.
The TEPA Northeast Chapter will plan a regional meeting in the Philadelphia area to engage participation from brokers and consultant in the Mid-Atlantic region in late winter or early spring time frame.
About The Energy Professionals Association
The Energy Professionals Association (TEPA) (http://www.tepaUSA.org) is a 501 (c) (6) organization that establishes a standardized code of conduct, serves as an educational resource and advocates legislative initiatives in competitive energy markets. TEPA members include Aggregators, Brokers, Consultants, Retail Electricity Providers and affiliate members. TEPA members exhibit expertise, ethical practices and a high level of professionalism to help consumers buy electricity in competitive energy markets. For more information contact Aaron Cook at ACook@TPRM.com, http://www.TPRM.com, or call (214) 520-3430, ext. 302. Follow TEPA on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn.