PLYMOUTH, NH – New Hampshire Electric Cooperative (NHEC) President/CEO Alyssa Clemsen Roberts is pleased to announce the promotion of Michael Jennings to Vice President of Operations & Engineering.

Jennings joined NHEC in 2019 as Director of Engineering. Since then, he has taken on additional responsibilities in NHEC Operations, including a key role in the engineering and construction of fiber-optic networks that are providing high-speed internet access to underserved NHEC members. He had worked previously as a Senior Electrical Engineering Supervisor at Clay Electric Cooperative in Florida. In 2021, Jennings was named a Co-op Rising Star, one of 20 young professionals recognized nationwide by the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

In his new role, Jennings will lead the activities of the Operations and Engineering divisions to provide safe, reliable and cost-effective electric service to NHEC members. NHEC owns and maintains over 6,000 miles of energized line that serves 86,000 homes and businesses in 118 New Hampshire communities.

“Through his knowledge and level-headed leadership, Michael has demonstrated that he’s the best choice for this important position,” said Clemsen Roberts. “It takes a combination of technical, financial and communication skills to build an electrical distribution system that meets our members’ diverse needs. We’re fortunate to have Michael leading that effort.”

Jennings will oversee several important NHEC initiatives, including the increased utilization of distribution automation and enhanced technologies to reduce outage times, replacing obsolete substation equipment to improve reliability, and facilitating the rollout of broadband internet service by directing make ready design and construction.

“We work for the members here,” Jennings said. “If it’s in the best interest of the members, we’re willing to take on the challenge. It’s important that our members to have the energy they need, the information they want, and a partner they can trust.”