(PHILADELPHIA) The Energy Co-op, a Philadelphia-based non-profit that provides clean energy options for thousands of Pennsylvania residents and businesses, just hired top energy consultant Damali Rhett as its new executive director. Rhett will lead the co-op in promoting sustainability and increasing membership for usage of its electricity, heating oil, and renewable gas products.
Rhett plans to provide a community- focused strategic direction for the nearly 40 year old co-op that will include expanding education programs and encouraging member participation.
“The Co-op has created a cleaner Pennsylvania, and created a community of engaged owners who are taking charge of their energy. Our members have proven that cooperative business works and can be a better alternative for Pennsylvania,“ Rhett said.
Previously, Rhett worked as commercial director for Enviva LP, the world’s largest producer of industrial biomass to create clean renewable energy. She also served as an IBM Global Business management consultant and was a manager of energy and resources for Deloitte Consulting. An expert in the field of renewable energy and electric utilities, she has provided consulting for several national and international energy companies.
Rhett has her MBA from the Tuck School of Business and a BA from Dartmouth College. She is a member of the Women’s Council for Energy, the Environment and Young Professionals in Energy and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Founded in 1979, the Energy Co-op, based in Philadelphia, PA, envisions a world in which empowered energy consumers create a sustainable future. Through member ownership the company seeks to support local economies while providing quality services in the ever-growing cooperative movement. The company offers the following products: electricity, natural gas, bio heat and standard heating oil and biodiesel blends for commercial and municipal fleets.
For more information or to join the co-op go to www.theenergy.coop.