Julia Barraford-Temel, President
Julia is a non-profit executive and a previous educator with 15 years of experience in the U.S. and abroad. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Wellesley College and Master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati; and worked for four non-profits -most recently as the Senior Director of Program Management at a New York-based technology education firm, Mouse Inc. She has also been organically involved in OTEA since its founding in 1999 as the daughter of its co-founders Dan and Cate Barraford. Her background in community initiatives, customer service, and nonprofits is closely aligned to our mission to support our members' access to lower energy costs.
"I've belonged to OTEA for over 5 years and my savings were immediate: over a dollar per gallon - amounting 26%+ off the total price. As a retired disabled veteran living on a fixed income, the savings were very much appreciated!
- Tom L., Rochester
I've been a member of the Energy Alliance for 12+ years. I can't remember ever dealing with a nicer, more professional and efficient bunch of folks! Being on a fixed income of social security, every penny counts and the money OTEA has saved me has been substantial. I'm very grateful to them for all their hard work and making this available to everyone, even businesses! THANKS OTEA!!
- ~Mary W. Conway NH
"I've belonged to OTEA for over 5 years and my savings were immediate: over a dollar per gallon - amounting 26%+ off the total price. As a retired / disabled veteran living on a fixed income, those kind of savings were very much appreciated!
- Tom L., Rochester
I am so glad a friend referred me to Our Town Energy Alliance! The money they have saved us on propane has been huge! I really don't know how we would afford propane without them! I have peace of mind knowing they have our back when it comes to keeping the prices affordable! You would be crazy not to join, between the propane and electric savings its a no brainer!
- Mary - Strafford 3 year member
I have been a OTEA member since 2012 and have enjoyed the annual savings of about $1 a gallon of propane. We use about 1000 gal per season, that equates to quite a savings! OTEA has been great to deal with and provides a great service,
- J&K V., Newbury, NH
My experience as an OTEA member has been great! I have been a member Since 2001 (yes! 17 years!) and saved money on my heating costs year after year! I have saved up to $1.70 per gallon on my propane deliveries. The auto renewal makes it effortless to remain a member and the customer support is amazing! I couldn't be happier with OTEA.
- Paul & Roxanne Vallee - Moultonborough
I've been an OTEA member for the past seven years and estimate to have saved in excess of $2,000 on propane. With a member fee of $30/year, that has to be one of best bargains around!
- WP, Webster
I have been using OTEA for propane for 9 years now and the savings I have realized are incredible! Every year when OTEA goes out to bid, I am surprised by the price per gallon that they are able to negotiate. I used to be rigid about turning my heat up, but now I don’t even think twice! OTEA is professional, affordable, customer centered and a great source for your energy needs!
- Chris, North Andover, MA
I have been a Member with OTEA since 2012 and have saved about $1,600 in total. Joining and getting the savings is just so simple.
We have a tank rental fee each year but that is well offset and still save a ton of money. A huge thanks to OTEA!
- S.C Wakefield, NH
I have been a member for six years. This year I am saving $1.17 per gallon on propane; that is a savings of $545./year. Thank you OTEA!
- Karen, Epsom NH