• About Us

    Maine PowerOptions was formed in 1999 by legislative statute, as a program managed by both the Maine Health and Higher Educational Facilities Authority and the Maine Municipal Bond Bank.

    Its purpose is to serve as an aggregator for energy supply and services for its members, who are the public-serving and non-profit organizations of Maine.

    In fulfilling this purpose, we counsel our members about their energy options and negotiate favorable pricing for members of all sizes, based on their combined purchasing power.

    Over time, we have evolved to offer expanded service opportunities to our members, including solar power, demand response, efficiency, carbon reduction and more.

    Membership and participation are voluntary; we encourage new and existing members to use our services to manage their energy costs and achieve their climate impact goals.


    Kay Mann, Program Officer (she/her/hers)

    Kay has worked in the field of clean energy since 2004, when she began serving on the board of Maine’s Hydrogen Energy Center. For 7 years, she published a website called GreenEnergyMaine.com that provided a clearinghouse of information about renewable energy for Mainers, including a directory of providers, blogs, news, job listings, events and a monthly newsletter. Concurrently for 8 years, Kay served as the outreach coordinator for Maine Green Power, the voluntary renewable energy program owned by the MPUC. She also spent 2-1/2 years connecting small electricity customers to community solar power by subscription, through Maine’s net energy billing program.

    Kay resides in Hallowell, where she serves on the climate action team.

    She holds a BA in International Affairs from the University of Colorado and speaks German, French y un poco de Espanol.

    Rexford (Rex) Tychan, Program Assistant (he/him/his)

    As a new member of the Maine PowerOptions (MPO) team, Rex brings an extensive background in organizational management and business process improvement to the MPO program.

    Rex has resided in Readfield since 2018, holds a BAS in Organizational Management from Eastern Florida State College and is a veteran of the United States military (USMC & US Army).

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