RENEW Northeast (RENEW) is a non-profit association uniting the renewable energy industry and environmental interest groups whose mission involves coordinating the ideas and resources of its members with the goal of promoting and increasing renewable energy in New England and New York.
RENEW works to create and strengthen the public policies that will lead to the development and integration of high levels of renewable energy production for the benefit of the region. Modeled after successful organizations in other parts of the country, RENEW was initially a collaborative project of the wind industry and public interest environmental organizations. RENEW’s goal is to recruit as members other renewable energy companies, suppliers, utilities and manufacturers that share a common vision of clean, renewable and environmentally responsible power development. RENEW strives to be a single, coherent voice for its membership to achieve renewable energy and greenhouse gas reduction goals by sharing resources and aligning messages. RENEW takes a leadership role in policy development on renewable energy issues before ISO New England and NYISO, state legislatures, governors, and utility commissions.
Staff and Contractors
Francis Pullaro is the Executive Director of RENEW Northeast (RENEW)- an association of the renewable energy industry and environmental public interest groups in New York and New England. In leading RENEW Mr. Pullaro promotes clean renewable technologies for the region that will increase energy diversity, spur economic development, and improve environmental quality.
During the previous decade Mr. Pullaro advocated for competitive retail energy markets. His roles include having served as vice president of regulatory affairs for Just Energy and prior to that as manager of regulatory affairs for Strategic Energy (now Direct Energy Business). Before turning to the energy field, Mr. Pullaro served as the legal counsel to then Republican Leader of the Massachusetts House of Representatives Francis Marini. Mr. Pullaro’s legislative and policy experience also includes several years of service as a legislative assistant to several members of the Connecticut House of Representatives.
Mr. Pullaro received his J.D. from the University of Connecticut and his B.A. from Colby College. He is a member of the Energy Bar Association and has been admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and Connecticut. An aviation enthusiast, Mr. Pullaro is a certified airplane private pilot and holds an instrument rating. In his home community of Madison, Connecticut, Mr. Pullaro serves as the secretary of the town’s Energy & Efficiency Committee and as a member of the Scranton Library Board of Trustees.
Abigail Krich founded Boreas Renewables, LLC in 2008, a consulting practice serving renewable energy developers, owners, operators, and advocates including RENEW Northeast. Abby specializes in helping developers navigate their way through the ISO New England interconnection process, participate in the Forward Capacity Market, and register to sell into the New England wholesale electricity markets. She works with owners and operators to understand how existing and upcoming market rules and compliance requirements factor into their day-to-day operations. In addition to following the evolving markets, Abby actively advocates within NEPOOL and ISO New England for electricity market rules and system planning that will allow for the development and integration of high levels of renewable energy. Abby currently serves as vice chair of the NEPOOL Variable Resource Working Group. Prior to forming Boreas Renewables, Abby was a Senior Project Developer at Tamarack Energy. She holds a Master’s of Engineering in Electrical and Computer Engineering and a Bachelor of Science in Biological and Environmental Engineering, both from Cornell University.
Adam Wade is a member of the Foley Hoag Business Department’s Energy & Cleantech group.
Adam’s practice focuses on advising clients across a wide range of energy and renewable energy projects and related transactions, including representation of developers, investors, host customers and power purchasers in connection with natural gas, geothermal, biomass, onshore and offshore wind, solar, fuel cell, stand-alone and solar-integrated battery storage and other electric power projects. In advising clients in these constantly developing areas of law, his experience cuts across multiple disciplines, including corporate and company law, secured finance law, state, federal and local taxation and state and federal regulatory law.