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Stephen E. Kaminski, Vice President of Power Resources and Access

Work Experience

After graduating from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1974, Steve went to work as an electrical engineer with the U.S.D.A. Rural Electrification Administration in Washington, D.C.  In 1981 he joined New Hampshire Electric Cooperative (NHEC), advancing through several positions to his present role as VP of Power Resources and Access. He is responsible for NHEC’s procurement and management of the NHEC’s wholesale energy, capacity, and renewable certificates portfolios for the “Co-op Power” option that NHEC offers to its 80,000 consumer-members. He is also responsible for transmission service arrangements needed to deliver Co-op Power, as well as electricity NHEC’s members may purchase from state-registered competitive retail suppliers, to NHEC’s electric distribution system.

Steve is a New Hampshire licensed professional electrical engineer. He is NHEC’s representative to the New England Power Pool and liaison with ISO-New England. He is chairman of the Northeast Public Power Association’s Regional Power Supply Committee, serves on the board of directors of the Transmission Access Policy Study Group, is NHEC’s alternate on the board of the National Renewables Cooperative Organization (NRCO), and is an independent director of the Vermont Electric Power Company (VELCO), Vermont’s power transmission company owned by its electric distribution utilities and the Vermont Low Income Trust for Electricity. Steve and his wife Linda live in Plymouth where Steve serves on the board of the Plymouth Area Community Closet, a non-for-profit social service agency serving Plymouth and 14 surrounding communities.