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January 31, 2024

Portland-based Competitive Energy Services promotes VP to chief strategy officer

Competitive Energy Services, an energy management services firm with offices in Portland and Topsfield, Mass., has promoted Eben Perkins to chief strategy officer.

Perkins will focus CES on future growth and spearhead the development of new service offerings.

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Eben Perkins joined CES in 2016 and was promoted to vice president of consulting in 2022 before being appointed to his new position.

Perkins joined CES in 2016 and was promoted to vice president of consulting in 2022.

He will also continue to lead the consulting practice, where he will help customers complete targeted market assessments, understand state and federal energy legislation, evaluate on-site and off-site energy project opportunities, and develop long-term plans for energy infrastructure investment.

Perkins also oversees CES' regulatory interventions and represents the company in ISO New England's stakeholder forums.

"Eben is an integral part of the CES team.," said Andrew Price, president and CEO. "His leadership abilities, combined with his deep knowledge of the energy industry, will allow us to continue to provide our clients with the high-quality products and services they deserve. Eben will also lead our efforts to develop new products and services for our clients and help us stay at the forefront of rapidly changing energy markets." 

Before joining CES, Perkins worked in various roles in the electric and telecommunications sectors, including at Portland-based Tilson and at Iberdrola USA, the parent company of Avangrid Inc. and Central Maine Power Co.

Perkins received his bachelor's degree in environmental analysis from Pomona College in Claremont, Calif.

Founded in 2000 by energy professionals, CES offers energy management services to clients from Atlantic Canada to California, with energy and utility expenditures in excess of $2 billion.

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