Howard Plante joined Freedom Energy Logistics in 2008 to assist and further develop the concept of direct end user access to the ISO-NE bulk power pool. In his current role as Vice President of Procurement for Freedom, he provides oversight and direct support of the commodity market. He is an advocate for clients, supporting their requirements and advancing Freedom Energy Logistics’ enterprise efforts on their behalf
Howard originates and oversees research and data mining that supports the company’s strategic plan. He leads the team in designing product cost estimates, structuring, and valuing the hedges that back client contracts. He is also responsible for technical analysis of specific client load requirements and pricing. Howard analyzes all aspects of electricity supply requirements for clients including capacity obligations and pricing structures. He manages the wholesale pricing desk including review and monitoring of current and forward market conditions and works in tandem with the retail pricing desk.
Prior to joining Freedom, Howard’s distinguished career in the energy industry includes consulting for environmental and energy engineering businesses and assisting companies with regulatory compliance, particularly air permitting, to meet State and Federal regulations for ambient air quality standards. He began his career in Research and Development at Nashua Corporation in New Hampshire and later transitioned to Facilities Management as a Project Engineer. Howard’s expertise in environmental and energy engineering is invaluable to our clients and the Freedom Energy team.
Howard Plante earned a BS degree in Mechanical Engineering from Wentworth Institute of Technology.