August 1, 2018

Contact: Marin Goldstein, 413-584-1300 x153

HCG welcomes new Director of Energy Operations, Sales, and Innovation

Marin Goldstein has been tapped to lead electricity and renewable energy programs at HCG as director of energy operations, sales, and innovation. In his new role, he will oversee Hampshire Power, Hampshire Renewables, and HCG’s Renewable Energy Credit brokerage program.

“We are thrilled to have Marin join our team,” says Todd Ford, executive director, HCG. “With a strong background in solar and sustainability, Marin will be a huge asset to Hampshire Power as we continue our work in local, renewable energy.”

Hampshire Power, the only Massachusetts-based nonprofit electricity supplier, allows local businesses, nonprofits, and municipalities to power their values by choosing to keep their energy dollars local, while giving back to the community.

“I am excited for the opportunity to work with such a dynamic organization,” says Goldstein. “I am looking forward to continuing the growth of the local, renewable energy programs at HCG by strengthening our position in the state market.”

Marin brings with him over ten years of management experience in both business and nonprofit sectors. He also currently serves on the Energy Committee for the City of Easthampton, formerly as chair. Marin comes to HCG after three years in operations management and solar advocacy at Trinity Solar. Prior to that, he managed public education campaigns on renewable energy and energy efficiency, and developed community partnerships across Western Massachusetts, at the Center for EcoTechnology.

In addition to expanding Hampshire Power, Marin will run the Hampshire Renewables net metering program, which offers a market leading 15% savings to thousands of savvy electricity customers in Western Massachusetts. He will also grow the lucrative Renewable Energy Credit brokerage service, which currently manages over $9.7 million worth of energy credits behalf of over 1,500 local renewable energy system owners.

“HCG has positioned itself as a leader of innovation in the renewable energy arena,” says Goldstein. “I am eager to have the chance to play an integral part in the development and advancement of these successful programs.”

About us

HCG supports communities by empowering local, sustainable and efficient economies. The organization helps cities and towns, schools, nonprofits and businesses get the most value by pooling their buying power. HCG’s Hampshire Power provides electricity services, including green and locally produced electricity. The HCG Purchasing Co-op makes it easy for towns, cities and nonprofits to save money, time, and effort on major and everyday purchases. And HCG supports communities with its own, uniquely effective service organizations: RSVP of the Pioneer Valley and the Hampshire-Franklin Tobacco-Free Community Partnership. Every cent HCG earns goes back to supporting the communities of Western Massachusetts. HCG is funded by its own revenue.