In his role, Mr. Cavanaugh is responsible for establishment and implementation of regulatory strategies that support and forward the interest of ENE, its customers’, and Public Power. Mr. Cavanaugh brings over 35 years of electric industry experience to ENE spanning positions in merchant power, ISO/RTO, and investor owned utility organizations. Mr. Cavanaugh returned to ENE in 2017 as Vice President of Regulatory & Market Affairs, after spending 3 years with NRG Energy LLC as Director, Regulatory & Market Affairs for the New England Markets. Prior to his first engagement with ENE, Mr. Cavanaugh spent 13 years with ISO New England, Inc. in various leadership roles in the Market Operations division, including Director of Market Services. In the early part of his career Mr. Cavanaugh spent 15 years at Northeast Utilities (now Eversource) where he held numerous positions. Beginning with 2021 Mr. Cavanaugh was elected to serve as Chair of the New England Power Pool (NEPOOL) Participants Committee.
Since 2019 Mr. Cavanaugh has served as the duly elected Vice Chair of Publicly Owned Entity (POE) sector Vice-Chair. In the POE Vice-chair role David, as an officer of NEPOOL, represents POE sector member positions in the NEPOOL process as well as with ISO New England’s Board of Directors, FERC, and New England states officials. President and CEO John G. Tzimorangas of ENE remarked, “This is very well deserved, as David has been a tremendous asset to ENE and its clients and does a wonderful job representing them in all regulatory matters. His experience, knowledge and understand of the State, Regional and Federal regulatory matters is a significant advantage for those he represents. We were very pleased to have David come back to ENE, and in the past three years he has risen to the Vice Chair and now the Chairman’s position within NEPOOL and this shows the confidence and trust ENE’s customers, and other regional stakeholders have in his ability to lead.”
About ENE – Energy New England, LLC (ene.org) is a leading provider of wholesale, retail energy and compliance services (through its subsidiary, USI). The company conducts more than $300M in structured transactions annually, manages 1,300 MWs of energy, and has also grown to become the leading provider of conservation and efficiency services for the public power community in the region. The company’s customer base has grown exponentially over the past few years. Its comprehensive portfolio includes power supply and risk management services, energy and water conservation services, energy brokering, renewable energy solutions and lobbying and representative services. Energy New England has customers situated throughout New England as well as other power pools. The company works with an increasing number of utilities, independent power producers, industrial, commercial, and institutional facilities, municipalities, and non‐profits.