Co-op Director Joins Board of PACA

For Immediate Release

Press Contact: Enid Doggett – 202.246.3982

Energy Co-op’s Damali Rhett Joins Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance Board of Directors

December 8, 2017 – Philadelphia, PA – Damali Rhett, executive director of The Energy Cooperative Association of Pennsylvania (The Energy Co-op), has been elected to the board of directors of the Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance (PACA).   The Energy Co-op is a Philadelphia based nonprofit member-owned cooperative which provides renewable energy to thousands of homes and businesses in Pennsylvania.

The Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance (PACA) is a co-op whose members are worker co-ops, food co-ops, housing co-ops, artist co-ops, credit unions, energy co-ops, and school co-ops in the Philadelphia region. PACA is dedicated to growing the cooperative economy and building a movement for economic justice. Rhett’s three-year term starts in December.

Under Rhett’s leadership, the almost 40-year old Energy Co-op has launched an extensive community engagement program to help residents learn more about energy and how to use it more sustainably.

An expert in the field of renewable energy and electric utilities, Rhett has provided strategic advising to utilities such as Duke Energy, National Grid and other major domestic and international energy companies. Additionally, her expertise is often requested for speaking engagements regarding energy as well strategic management, leadership development, and community building.

Rhett holds an MBA from the Tuck School of Business and a BA from Dartmouth College.  She is a member of the Women’s Council for Energy and the Environment, Young Professionals in Energy and Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.

Through a series of workshops, social events and partnerships, the Co-op aims to encourage sustainable living for its member-owners, and for the community at large.

Founded in 1979, the Energy Co-op, based in Philadelphia, PA, envisions a world in which empowered energy consumers create a sustainable future. Through member ownership, the company seeks to support local economies while providing quality services in the ever-growing cooperative movement.  The company offers the following products:  electricity, natural gas, and standard heating oil

For more information or to join the co-op go to