Altenex, an Edison Energy Company, Appoints Connie Sasala as Director of Strategic Energy Solutions
Sustainability Veteran Joins to Help the Nation’s Largest Energy Users Reduce Costs, Boost Returns, Improve Sustainability and Simplify Energy Across the Entire Enterprise
BOSTON and CLEVELAND, Aug. 31, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Altenex, an Edison Energy company, today announced Connie Sasalahas joined as director of strategic energy solutions. In this role, Sasala will drive new client development, strategic energy analysis and the alignment of sustainability goals with renewable energy procurement. Sasala will also focus on increasing the uptake of renewable energy purchasing among organizations.
“Connie is a strongly valued sustainability executive with broad expertise in renewables, and we’re thrilled to welcome her to the Edison Energy team,” said Duncan McIntyre, president of Altenex. “She has proven experience in helping organizations understand and embrace renewable energy through a simplified, economically attractive process that has been created by Altenex.”
With experience working in both public and private energy sectors, Sasala recognizes the challenges that corporations face and understands how to enhance their energy portfolios with renewables. Prior to joining Altenex, she served as the chief sustainability officer of a consulting firm to Fortune 500 clients in every sector of the economy. Additionally, Sasala has successfully created hundreds of strategic frameworks that align business objectives with sustainability goals, implemented impact reduction projects and reported results on every major platform and program for clients.
Before her chief sustainability officer role, Sasala served as a senior scientist in major hazardous waste management firms, where she worked with numerous high-profile transnational corporate clients to create leading-edge sustainability programs. Sasala also held a position as the director of the Policy and Technology Innovations Division at U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
Sasala holds both an M.S. and B.A. in geology and earth science from Miami University. She is also the author of numerous publications; holds carbon-related accreditations from the Climate Registry, California Air Resources Board, Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection and British Columbia; and serves on the advisory boards for the Association of Climate Change Officers and Cleveland 2030 District.
Altenex, based in Boston, Mass., provides comprehensive renewable energy advisory and procurement services to its clients, featuring a proprietary market access platform where over 500 renewable energy developers with more than 4,500 wind, solar, biomass and hydro projects compete for their clients’ business. The company typically negotiates long-term power purchase agreements for renewable energy on behalf of their large corporate clients. For more information about Altenex visit www.altenex.com.
About Edison Energy
Edison Energy is an independent advisory and services company with the capabilities to develop and integrate an array of energy solutions for the largest energy users nationwide. Edison Energy is focused on helping the largest energy users simultaneously reduce their energy costs, improve the environmental performance of their operations, ensure energy resiliency and manage exposure to energy price risk. We do that by providing insight, integration and an approach that simplifies through Energy-as-a-Service. Edison Energy has the heritage, resources, experience, technology and entrepreneurial business model to improve the way commercial, industrial and institutional organizations procure, use and manage energy. For more information about Edison Energy visit www.edisonenergy.com.