Press Release: 2024-07-10

Tzimorangas Named to Healey-Driscoll Energy Transformation Board



Mansfield, MA, July 5, 2024 – Energy New England, LLC. (ENE) President & CEO, John G. Tzimorangas has accepted an invitation from the Healey-Driscoll Administration Office of Energy Transformation (OET) to participate in the inaugural Energy Transformation Advisory Board for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.



Created earlier this year, the OET formed the advisory board to provide advice and guidance to the Office as it focuses on affordability, decarbonizing the peak, and transitioning away from the Everett liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal. The advisory board includes a broad range of stakeholders, including utilities, generators, labor, finance, environmental justice advocates, technology providers, building owners, developers and others. A full list of those invited can be found at https://www.mass.gov/orgs/energy-transformation-advisory-board. The OET is charged with affordably, equitably, and responsibly accelerating the gas-to-electric transition and readying the electric grid to meet the state’s climate and clean energy mandates. OET’s first three priority focus areas are transitioning away from the Everett Marine Terminal LNG facility, decarbonizing how we meet peak electric demand, and establishing alternative mechanisms to finance the clean energy transition.



John G. Tzimorangas applauded the Healey-Driscoll Administration for their leadership and his selection; “I am honored to be part of the first Office of Energy Transition Advisory Board and assisting the Commonwealth in shaping the manner in which we address the complex issues surrounding our transition to a more electric driven system.  The municipal utilities we are involved with and the work they are doing to decarbonize their portfolios is a great background to bring to this Board.”



About Energy New England

Energy New England (ENE) is a municipal light plan cooperative that was established in 1998. Owned by light departments in Braintree, Concord, Hingham, Reading, Taunton, and Wellesley, Massachusetts, ENE provides energy trading, wholesale risk management, and other services to municipal utilities in the Northeast. ENE is a not-for-profit organization that is committed to providing its members with access to a diverse range of energy resources with the best possible service and at the lowest possible cost.



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Vincent J. Ragucci, III

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Email: vragucci@ene.org