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The Institute has taken the title "Hudson" since the New York Hudson River Valley is arguably the birthplace of the environmental movement...

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Providing choice to the consumer

Open dialog on competitive markets

Promoting renewables through education

The Hudson Renewable Energy Institute (THREI.org) is a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation established to encourage development and use of renewable energy through the competitive market and educating consumers on smart energy choices. 

We provide an unbiased source of energy market information creating a smarter consumer. Our members come from all walks of life, in various sectors of industry, government and business that are interested in being energy smart.

Renewable Energy
starts with the consumer

We encourage development of the renewable energy marketplace to include:

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
The Hudson Renewable Energy Institute

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.

Board Of Directors

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.

Allan R. Page CEO of THREI

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.

Eric M. Markell Board Member

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.

Edward L. Arace Vice President of THREI

Dave Pacyna was the Chief Executive Officer at North American T&D Group, as well as CEO of Instruments Transformer Corporation and COO at Advanced Control Systems.

Mr. Pacyna has more than 40 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.

Mr. Pacyna is currently CEO of Soo Green, the HVDC Link project company.

David Pacyna Board Member

Dr. Lawrence G.Singleton is Dean and Professor of Accounting at the Lubin School of Business at Pace University in New York. He was previously Dean and Professor of Accounting and International Business in the School of Management at Marist College in New York. Before that he was a member of the faculty of the School of Business at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. where he held many leadership positions, including associate dean for undergraduate programs.

Dr. Lawrence G. Singleton Board Member

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. Marc vanderHeyden Treasurer 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, energy, 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.

Lou Lewis, Esq. Secretary of THREI

Ray Wuslich recently retired from the Washington office of Winston & Strawn LLP. Ray focused his practice on the electric and natural gas industries, with an expertise on matters before the Federal Regulatory Commission.

Raymond Wuslich Board Member

    Board Of Directors

    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.

    Allan R. Page CEO of THREI

    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.

    Eric M. Markell Board Member

    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.

    Edward L. Arace Vice President of THREI

    Dave Pacyna was the Chief Executive Officer at North American T&D Group, as well as CEO of Instruments Transformer Corporation and COO at Advanced Control Systems.

    Mr. Pacyna has more than 40 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.

    Mr. Pacyna is currently CEO of Soo Green, the HVDC Link project company.

    David Pacyna Board Member

    Dr. Lawrence G.Singleton is Dean and Professor of Accounting at the Lubin School of Business at Pace University in New York. He was previously Dean and Professor of Accounting and International Business in the School of Management at Marist College in New York. Before that he was a member of the faculty of the School of Business at The George Washington University in Washington, D.C. where he held many leadership positions, including associate dean for undergraduate programs.

    Dr. Lawrence G. Singleton Board Member

    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. Marc vanderHeyden Treasurer 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, energy, 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.

    Lou Lewis, Esq. Secretary of THREI

    Ray Wuslich recently retired from the Washington office of Winston & Strawn LLP. Ray focused his practice on the electric and natural gas industries, with an expertise on matters before the Federal Regulatory Commission.

    Raymond Wuslich Board Member