ape-aboutusAlternate Power & Energy (AP&E) launched as a means of offering commercial business owners and municipalities the opportunity to have access to utility cost savings. Through a Power Purchase Agreement or PPA, our clients are able to own a solar photovoltaic system with absolutely no out-of-pocket expense. The Energy Sales Division of AP&E can help property owners in Massachusetts experience reduced energy costs that are below market rates and dedicated, quality customer service.

Recently, AP&E completed one of the largest rooftop solar photovoltaic system installations in the State of Massachusetts that featured over 6,600 solar modules. This Power Purchase Agreement helped our client to achieve electrical utility cost savings, gain access to a guaranteed priced control and allowed them to lock into predictability for future electrical energy needs.

A commercial PPA in Massachusetts through AP&E works by the organization entering into a financial agreement which allows the roof or ground space of the business or municipality to be leased for use with a solar photovoltaic system. The Power Purchase Agreement allows AP&E to install, own and maintain the solar energy system and then sell the solar electricity that is generated from the project back to the business or municipality at a reduced rate.

Alternate Power & Energy is owned by the founder of Rhode Island Novelty (RINCO). Located in Southeastern Massachusetts, in the city of Fall River, RINCO is the nation’s leading importer, wholesale distributor and supplier of novelty toys, giftware, stationary and other products. Launched in 1986, the knowledgeable and experienced staff has helped RINCO to become the top choice for price, product and performance nationwide.

Roger Gaydou, CEM

Business Development Manager of the Energy Sales Division at AP&E

His experience working with clients to design and develop energy saving and energy producing systems since 1985, made Roger Gaydou the natural choice for Business Development Manager at Alternate Power & Energy. Mr. Gaydou also has a vast educational background that contributes to his value in this organization, which includes:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering at UMASS Dartmouth
  • Master’s Degree in Business Administration at Providence College
  • Master Electrician’s License for Massachusetts, Rhode Island and New Hampshire
  • NABCEP Solar PV Certified Installer
  • Certified Energy Manager

Prior to working for AP&E, Roger Gaydou was a Business Development Manager for Rexel Energy Solutions, which specialized in the design and sales of solar photovoltaic systems. Other employment experiences that increase his value in this organization include:

  • Owner of Reliance Electrical Services
  • Director of Facilities for the Slater Companies
  • Senior Electrical Engineer for Eastern Utilities (NGRID)
  • Facilities Engineer for the Raytheon Company
  • Adjunct Professor at two Massachusetts Colleges, teaching Solar Photovoltaics and Energy Conservation

James Connor

CPA, Vice President of Energy Sales Division at AP&E

With over 40 years of experience working in the finance industry, James Connor is a major asset to Alternate Power & Energy. Prior to working for AP&E and RINCO, Mr. Connor was the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for the Slater Companies for over 30 years. His strengths and responsibilities throughout his entire professional career have been to work on cost control and savings.

In addition to a lifetime of experience, James Connor also has a vast educational background that contributes to his value in this project, which includes:

  • Bachelor’s Degree from the University of Maryland in Accounting
  • Master’s Degree from Bryant University
  • Certified Public Accountant

Other employment experiences that have made Mr. Connor an invaluable asset to this project include his work at the accounting firm KPMG as a computer audit specialist and various consulting tasks throughout the banking industry.


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