As chief strategy officer and founder of CPower, Mike Gordon is responsible for identifying strategic alliances, building the firm's vision of how energy markets should be structured, and creating the new products and services within these markets. Mike founded CPower in 2001. Mike is a 24-year veteran of the energy industry having built several profit- and non-profit businesses that have saved buyers more than $400 million through aggregated purchase of commodities. Beyond creating market makers in the demand response sale of capacity and energy, Mike has also written and delivered energy curricula, listening and critical analysis curricula, and environmental responsibility curricula to more than 200 schools, national educational campaigns, and the central New York City Department of Education. Mike earned a generalist BA from the State University of New York at Binghamton, a generalist MPA from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, and an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
CPower delivers targeted energy management services and solutions that enable companies to optimize their facilities and operations through strategic energy reduction initiatives, and earn market payments for those reductions. As an industry pioneer that has grown into one of the largest energy management firms, CPower combines an understanding of energy management technologies, energy markets and the daily challenges of facility operators to monetize the value of energy sustainability. Through its advocacy for energy users, and partnerships with utilities and grid operators, CPower works to design and manage programs that maximize the rewards for energy reductions and provide reliable relief to grid operators.
Through the CPower Remote Operations Center and CPowerPortal, the company provides its clients a technical infrastructure and web-based energy management portal that manages client loads and provides valuable consumption, performance and benchmarking analytics to simplify participation in complex and diverse energy management programs and help continuously improve their energy reduction efforts.
CPower works with clients and business partners across North America and the United Kingdom, including in the major energy markets of New York, New England, the Mid-Atlantic region, Texas, California and Ontario. The company's clients range from medium to large energy users, and span the industrial, commercial, retail and institutional markets, including Stanley Tools, CB Richard Ellis, Cushman Wakefield, Sears Holdings Corporation , NYU Langone Medical Center, and the Massachusetts State Division of Capital Asset Management.