The Hudson Renewable Energy Institute (

The Hudson

Renewable Energy Institute

9 Vassar Street, Suite 38

Poughkeepsie, NY 12601


Telephone: 845.452.7455

Fax: 845.452.7581






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We promote the voluntary purchase of renewable supply by consumers.

A sustainable competitive marketplace is based upon customer knowledge and simplicity. We are promoting and simplifying the means for consumers to purchase their energy needs. Questions of individual purchase of renewable sources of energy generation are topics of consumer interest.


We provide an unbiased source of market information on renewables.

Individual purchase of renewable energy supply is convoluted. The marketplace now heaviliy relies on government subsidies for support. We encourage the production of renewable energy through competitive market mechanisms. We encourage the differentiation of renewable energy as a separate source of supply with very beneficial attributes.


The founders of THREI were concerned with the direction renewable energy development was taking, both nationally and internationally. In the US, the states were competing with the federal government on renewable portfolio standards. Renewable project development was being subsidized by individual consumers who did not realize they were subsidizing renewable development. At the same time, these customers might be seeking to purchase renewable energy to satisfy a desire to “be green”.


A market test was conducted to discern support for such an Institute. Parties from education, industry and government were interviewed. Unanimous support for institute establishment was expressed.

Our members come from all walks of life, in various sectors of industry, government and business that are interested in being energy smart.



Allan R. Page


Allan Page is the Principal in the consulting firm A. Page & Associates, LLC.  The firm provides management consulting services with a focus on energy-related areas.


Mr. Page provides services on an international level and has represented firms seeking to develop renewable energy projects.


Prior to founding A. Page & Associates, he spent more than 30 years with the CH Energy Group Inc., holding a variety of positions including President. Mr. Page holds B.S. degrees from Union College in physics, civil engineering, electrical engineering and a masters degree in industrial administration.


Edward L. Arace

Vice President of THREI


Mr. Arace is the Managing Member of A&R Global Consulting and the Managing Partner of Arace & Company Consultants LLC. He directs the work of both organizations, while specializing in economic development and government affairs.
Mr. Arace has over 39 years of extensive experience in both the public and private sectors, including 22 years of experience in government. Mr. Arace served in both the Legislative and Executive areas of New York State Government.


Lou Lewis, Esq.
Secretary of THREI


Lou Lewis is an attorney and founding partner of Lewis and Greer, P.C. law firm specializing in corporate, municipal, construction, real property, labor, and real property taxation law.
Mr. Lewis has practiced law in New York since 1969. He is the past president of the Dutchess County Bar Association and a former trustee of Marist College.


Dr. Marc vanderHeyden
Treasurer of THREI


Marc vanderHeyden comes to the Institute from a background in education.  He recently retired as President of Saint Michael's College in Vermont and previously held dual teaching and administrative positions at three American institutions: Rider University in Lawrenceville, New Jersey, Ceder Crest College in Allentown, Pennsylvania, and Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. 

Dr. vanderHeyden 's interest in energy issues was stimulated by his membership on the Boards of Green Mountain Power and subsequently on Vermont Gas.

Dr. Elmore Alexander
Board Member

Dr. Elmore Alexander is Dean of the Louis Ricciardi College of Business at Bridgewater State University. Prior to joining Bridgewater State, Dr. Alexander was Dean of the School of Management at Marist College. Dr. Alexander also served as the Dean of the School of Business Administration at Philadelphia University, served as Director of the Division of Business and Management at Johns Hopkins University, was Associate Dean and Chair of the Management Department within the Kogod School of Business Administration at American University in Washington, D.C. and was a Professor of Management and Director of the Fogelman Executive Center at the University of Memphis.

Dr. Alexander has his Ph.D. and M.A. in organizational behavior from the Terry School of Business at the University of Georgia and a B.A. in economics and communications from Wake Forest University.

Joseph Del Sindaco

Board Member

Joseph M. Del Sindaco joined the New York Power Authority in May 2004, as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. In April 2006, he was appointed by the Trustees to the position of Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, a position which he held until leaving the Authority.


Mr. Del Sindaco has over 30 years of experience in both the public and private sector. As a government official, he served as Chief Operating Officer of the Empire State Development Corporation. Additionally, he served on NYPA's Economic Development Power Allocation Board, and also served as Town Supervisor of the Town of Bedford, New York.


Eric M. Markell

Board Member


Eric M. Markell is founder and CEO of Markell & Company LLC, a business advisory service specializing in business strategy, special situation investing and turnaround services.
Mr. Markell has extensive experience in the energy field, especially in the independent power industry. He was Treasurer and Controller of Central Hudson Gas & Electric in Poughkeepsie, New York, before moving on to become VP and CFO of United American Energy Corp. in Woodcliff, NJ. Mr. Markell is a retired senior executive of Puget Energy Inc. and its subsidiary, Puget Sound Energy.


David Pacyna

Board Member


David Pacyna is the Chief Executive Officer at North American T&D Group. He is also CEO at Instrument Transformer Equipment Corp. and COO at Advanced Control Systems.
Mr. Pacyna has more than 30 years in the energy industry and has overseen a diverse array of projects in the US and worldwide. His experience includes having been Vice President, Global Strategy & Corporate Development for Siemens Power Generation Group. He later became President and CEO of Siemens Power Transmission & Distribution Inc.


Dr. Lawrence G. Singleton

Board Member


Dr. Singleton is Dean and Professor of Accounting and International Business in the School of Management at Marist College, in Poughkeepsie, New York. He was previously a member of the faculty of the School of Business at The George Washington University in Washington, DC, where he held many leadership positions.
In addition to having held numerous academic and professional positions, Dr. Singleton has also served as a consultant to many of the world's leading companies and organizations including the National Geographic Society, Raytheon, US Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, and The World Bank.

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