ABOUT US

We have a mission to make energy more responsible and reliable for all our clients. Learn more about what makes us so passionate about energy.

Our team

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Robert Hayden

president

Robert has been a resident of Lyndeborough NH for over 30 years since moving up from his native Cape Cod. Robert built his passive solar berm house back in the late 70s and recently added a roof-mounted solar array. Before joining Standard Power, Robert worked in the technology and financial sectors in sales, engineering, and management roles. Robert has three grown children and two grandkids, all of whom enjoy the Olympic size beach volleyball court he built in his backyard.

Ryan Polson

SENIOR ENERGY CONSULTANT & DIRECTOR OF HYDROELECTRIC PROGRAMS

Ryan graduated from Springfield College with a BS in Sport Management and a minor in Business Administration. A native of Wilton NH, Ryan joined Standard Power in late 2014. Prior to Standard Power, Ryan interned and worked for Special Olympics NH. In his free time, Ryan enjoys playing in volleyball and soccer leagues. He resides in Raymond NH with his wife Kathryn and dog Sophie.

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Emily Manns

COMMUNITY POWER CONSULTANT

Emily joined Standard Power in fall of 2019 to work on community power in New Hampshire. Emily has a background in chemical engineering and is active with climate advocacy group Mothers Out Front, the Monadnock Summer Lyceum speaker series, a local opera choir, and chairs the Peterborough Energy Committee.

Devon Atwell

Energy Consultant

Devon joined Standard Power in the Summer of 2022. He graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2021 with a BS in Environmental Conservation and Sustainability and a minor in Renewable Energies before moving to Boston. He enjoys spending his free time skiing, skateboarding and rock climbing.

Theresa MacDowell

Sustainability Director

Theresa joined Standard Power in the Fall of 2022. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire in 2020 with a BS in Business Administration: Marketing and Sustainability. Theresa enjoys spending her free time at the beach, traveling or practicing yoga. She resides in Portsmouth, NH with her puppy Otis. 

MELINÉ ALMASIAN

Energy Consultant

Mel joined Standard Power Summer of 2023. She graduated from the University of New Hampshire with a BS in Environmental Conservation and Sustainability in May. She ran Track and Field for UNH and continues to run on her own in her hometown Westford Massachusetts. Mel enjoys spending her free time hammocking, spending time outdoors, or learning new recipes. 

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IAN CLARK

Chief investment officer

Ian Clark is the Founder and CEO of Dichotomy Power LLC. Mr. Clark has over a decade of power-market experience ranging from project finance, operations, project engineering, to M&A. Mr. Clark leads all business development operations and oversees all staff.

JONATHAN DICESARE

REGULATORY ASSOCIATE

Jonthan DiCesare is lead regulatory associate and handles the compliance and regulatory duties for Dichotomy Power LLC. Mr. DiCesare has years of experience and successfully built a hydroelectric facility in his hometown.

Sandi Pierce

Manager of Internal Controls

Sandi joined Dichotomy Power LLC in late 2022. She brings with her over 15 years of Financial Management experience. As a graduate of Franklin Pierce Law she quickly realized financials were her passion. Sandi can be found weekly at Standard Power assisting with various financial tasks. Sandi is very active in her community, sitting on many committees. In her free time, she enjoys being outdoors hiking the 4000 footers of New Hampshire. She resides in North Haverhill NH with her dogs Riot and Darryl. 

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Travis Daley

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Travis graduated from Vermont Technical College with a degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering Technologies and also with a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management. He worked for a large commercial construction firm as an assistant project manager and assistant superintendent. At night he maintained a hydroelectric facility which he now owns.  In 2018, he founded Daley Energy. He joined the Standard Power team part-time in early 2020 before joining full time later that year.  Travis resides in Piermont, NH. 

Sophia Polson

Office Dog

Sophia enjoys sleeping and asking for treats.

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Travis Daley

OPERATIONS MANAGER

Travis graduated from Vermont Technical College with a degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering Technologies and also with a bachelor’s degree in Construction Management. He worked for a large commercial construction firm as an assistant project manager and assistant superintendent. At night he maintained a hydroelectric facility which he now owns.  In 2018, he founded Daley Energy. He joined the Standard Power team part-time in early 2020 before joining full time later that year.  Travis resides in Piermont, NH. 

our history

April, 2010
Matthew Rounds leaves the relative comfort of corporate America and big energy with the quixotic goal of creating the preeminent energy consulting firm in New Hampshire. Matthew, along with fellow energy professionals Austin Eaton and Richard Harding, founds Standard Power of America Inc as an electricity brokerage service.
April, 2010
2011
Standard Power starts 2011 with twelve clients.
The company doubles down on its focus and commitment to becoming experts to the needs of its New Hampshire clientele. Standard Power begins brokering natural gas supply in addition to electricity.
2011
September, 2011
Standard Power rents its first office: a single room on the top floor shared with another firm. It small and dingy, but the folks at Standard Power are excited to finally be able to stop working out of their kitchens.
September, 2011
2013
Standard Power increases its client base to 130
Standard Power rents its first office: a single room on the top floor shared with another firm. It small and dingy, but the folks at Standard Power are excited to finally be able to stop working out of their kitchens.
2013