About New England Hydropower

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We build, own, operate and manage small-scale hydropower works using legacy dams throughout New England and the United States.

To accomplish this at the highest professional level, NEHC has assembled a leadership team from industry, government affairs, and technology entrepreneurship. With a mix of skills and experience derived from the energy sector and other businesses, we are devoted to the notion that a sound foundation in knowledge, a visionary approach to what is possible, and a relentless work ethic will lead our success.

New England Hydropower Team

Michael C. Kerr
Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Michael’s leadership has guided the company through its founding. He envisioned what could be done with the small-scale hydro opportunity. Michael has leveraged his experience with venture-backed technology companies for the clean tech, software and industrial product markets to develop our model. His extensive research into low-impact hydro in the UK has demonstrated its application to the New England region. Michael spent his early career with Shell Oil in London. He has since worked in Europe, the U.S. and Latin America for United Technologies Corporation, Wang Global and Getronics.  He has served in many capacities ranging from divisional CFO to President to these and other smaller enterprises. Michael holds a B.A. in Business from Thames Valley University (London) and is a Chartered Management Accountant (CGMA).

H. Christian Conover
Chief Marketing Officer

Chris oversees communications, public affairs and brand for the company. He is the primary relationships interface between NEHC and all constituents and is responsible for the company’s position in the marketplace. He has served in energy, aerospace, information systems, medical device and insurance industries in senior positions at the New York Power Authority, United Technologies Corporation, LEXIS/NEXIS, Philips Medical Systems, and Travelers. He has degrees from the University of Denver and University College, Dublin, Ireland.

Roger Hutton
CHIEF Hydro Designer and SALES ENGINEER

Roger, a graduate Mechanical Engineer, oversees the development of the engineering, design, and implementation programs. He qualifies market opportunities for their technical and commercial viability, and advises on potential ecological issues.  He co-founded Potential Energy Projects, a UK pioneer in the use of Archimedes Screw Turbines (AST) for small-scale hydropower. Potential Energy has implemented multiple AST projects in the UK and is approved by the UK Department of Energy and Climate Change as Hydro Installers under the Micro-generation Certification Scheme.

Carol Wasserman
Principal, Environmental and Regulatory Affairs

Carol leads primary environmental science and regulatory planning, permitting and compliance at NEHC. She was former senior counsel and special projects coordinator for the U.S. EPA, the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection, and the Massachusetts Department of Energy Resources. She holds a M.P.A. from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, a M.S. from Northeastern, a J.D. from New England Law, and a B.S. from the SUNY Stony Brook.

Glendon Barnes
Regulatory Affairs Specialist

Glendon focuses on federal and state permitting, legal and environmental research and report drafting necessary to license, construct and operate small hydropower projects.  She has acted as field lead, researcher and an assistant to project managers, working with private companies, municipalities and state agencies.  She holds an MBA from Endicott College, a joint JD/MSEL from Vermont Law School, a BA from Boston University and is a licensed attorney in the state of Vermont and Washington DC.

Patrick Wendt
Environmental Support Specialist

Patrick focuses on fish and environmental studies and compliance for NEHC projects. He supports site operations at NEHC's Hanover Pond site. Prior to NEHC, he worked as a field research assistant for the Connecticut Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, Inland Fisheries Division. Patrick is a Sustainable Energy Graduate from Eastern Connecticut State University. 

Business Partners

Potential Energy Projects LTD., UK

Potential Energy Projects was formed in 2008 by Roger Hutton and Guy Galpin to develop renewable energy sources. Focused primarily on small hydropower projects and services, the company is highly experienced in mechanical and hydrodynamic systems, electrical engineering, as well as civil construction and computing.


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Spaans Babcock

Spaans Babcock designs, produces and installs systems for wastewater treatment plants and water management including hydro-screw generators. 
 With over 100 years experience in building water management equipment, the company is a world leader in the construction and deployment of Archimedes-based screws.

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Affiliations

We are connected to these groups.

National Hydropower Association

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Environmental Business Council of New England

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New England Clean Energy Council

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National Assoc. of Environmental Professionals

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