Solar installer takes energy job with Hampshire Council of Governments

  • Marin Goldstein Gazette Staff/Sarah Crosby

Published: 8/2/2018 4:40:47 PM

NORTHAMPTON – The Hampshire Council of Governments has hired Marin Goldstein of Easthampton as its new Director of Energy Operations, Sales, and Innovation.

“It just seemed like the next step,” said Goldstein, on taking the job.

In his role, Goldstein will oversee all of HCG’s energy programs, including Hampshire Power, the Hampshire Renewables net metering program, and HCG’s renewable energy credit brokerage service.

Hampshire Power is the state’s only nonprofit renewable energy supplier. HCG is the successor organization to county government in Hampshire County.

“Marin brings a wealth of experience,” said Hampshire Council of Governments Executive Director Todd Ford. “His personality fits in really well with HCG.”

Goldstein replaces Sinead Coleman, who Frazier said commuted to the job from Connecticut for two years and has taken a job closer to home.

“Marin is stepping in to fill those shoes,” said Frazier.

Goldstein previously worked for a division of Trinity Solar based out of Holyoke, where he was focused on the operations side of installing solar in western Massachusetts.

Goldstein is also a member of Easthampton’s Energy Committee, where he once served as chair, and is also an Easthampton School Committee member.

In his new role, Goldstein said that he is looking at how to keep people’s renewable energy investments local.

“I think there’s a lot of great stuff that we’re doing,” Goldstein said.

Goldstein’s position pays $65,000 a year and includes health benefits and the ability to pay into the Hampshire County retirement system.

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