Company: North American Power, South Norwalk, CT
Entry Submitted By: CW&Co.
Company Description: North American Power is one of the nation’s fastest-growing retail electricity suppliers. The company places community at the center of its mission; helps consumers make smarter energy choices, gives back to national and local non-profits through fundraising programs, creates sustainable income opportunities and offers customers a variety of energy choices that positively impact the environment.
Nomination Category: Company / Organization Categories
Nomination Sub Category: Company of the Year - Energy
Nomination Title: North American Power
Tell the story about what this nominated organization achieved since January 1 2011 (up to 500 words). Focus on specific accomplishments, and relate these accomplishments to past performance or industry norms. Be sure to mention obstacles overcome, innovations or discoveries made, and outcomes:
Within this $70 billion retail electricity and gas industry, North American Power is one of the fastest- growing energy suppliers in the country, a fact that recently earned the company a spot on Forbes’ list of America’s Most Promising Companies. As a top supplier of renewable energy dedicated to competitive pricing, North American Power has saved its customers millions of dollars while greening the grid, giving thousands of dollars to charity, and heeling individuals earn a sustainable spare-time, part-time or full-time income in the process.
The company currently serves customers in deregulated energy markets including Connecticut, Illinois, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania with plans to expand to additional markets and introduce natural gas service in 2012.
North American Power is dedicated to improving America’s energy independence by providing greater access to homegrown renewable energy in all 50 states. In the deregulated markets the company serves, every customer that switches to North American Power automatically chooses 25% renewable energy and has the choice to upgrade to 100% renewable energy. Plus, with the company’s national renewable energy product, American Wind, North American Power is offering all Americans the power to help green the grid.
In April 2011, North American Power made a bold commitment to giving back with the launch of Mission to Millions. This ongoing philanthropic initiative allows customers to direct North American Power funds to deserving charities each month when they pay their bill. Through Mission to Millions, the company has given nearly $100,000 to partner organizations including Action Against Hunger, Malaria No More, Dress For Success and Little Kids Rock with giving set to increase as North American Power expands its customer base in this one-for-one model. www.napower.com/m2m
POWER TO EARN
Each customer who switches to North American Power has the opportunity to earn cash rewards with the company’s groundbreaking customer referral model. Customers who refer three friends or family members who sign up within 30 days can earn $50 and keep earning every time they share North American Power’s products. Plus, customers who are interested in pursuing greater earnings can sign on as an Independent Representative to take advantage of a zero-risk, zero-investment home-based business opportunity.
North American Power is giving everyday consumers the power to create lasting change with respect to renewables, charitable giving and income creation.
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Energy veteran Kerry Breitbart co-founded North American Power in 2009, emerging from retirement to be part of energy’s next frontier: retail electricity and natural gas. Breitbart has nearly 30 years of experience in commodity and energy trading, including building emerging businesses into robust, international operations. Prior to North American Power, he spent 20 years at the United Companies, starting as an employee brokering crude oil and working his way up toPresident and CEO. He built United from four divisions to thirteen, and the notional value of the energy products the company brokered was in excess of $750 billion per year.