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A Catalyst for Small-Hydro Development

 Our expertise in all facets of hydropower development--siting to permitting, interface with all constituents, managing  design and construction to operation--provides a catalyst for the renewable energy market. Our access to environmentally sound technologies enables us to deliver projects for the low-impact hydro market.

Fish Friendly

We have worked with Federal and State agencies to establish that our technologies and installations are safe for fish and eels.

Environmentally Engaged

We protect the environment, and leave fish migration and habitats undisturbed or improved.

Partners in Clean Energy

We work transparently to form working relationships with our partners—public or private, agencies or investors—across all disciplines.

Proven Technology

Our two key technologies provide a balance between efficiency, fish safety and environmental protection.

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Legacy Dams, Mills and Canals—Provide the Infrastructure

Applying over 10 years of experience, NEHC designs, permits, and operates low-impact facilities in the United States. We deploy two technologies from our turbine partners tailored to specific site requirements. The legacy waterways that powered North America’s development provide a foundation for small-hydro development. Modern water systems can also provide opportunities for green projects.

What we do

Community and Collaboration

To achieve carbon reduction goals and green-focused objectives at every level, NEHC supports the missions of states, municipalities, private owners, and individual entities with access to waterways. We have the experience and capability to manage projects from inception to power production while ensuring environmentally sensitive development.

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Featured Projects

NEHC’s projects span a broad variety of flow conditions, infrastructure and social interests on run-of-river sites in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and Pennsylvania.

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"We founded this company knowing we could re-vitalize the dam sites and waterways that built New England and the nation. We have found in our process that the nation’s builders had a remarkable understanding of the value of the resource. We use the foundation they built, and in a clean, non-invasive way, renew its value."

Michael Kerr
New England Hydropower, Chief Executive Officer

"Opening a conversation about generating power on an old dam on a cherished river is always complicated—even when it is small-scale, renewable and clean. There is a great interest in what we are doing, and a wide variety of constituents. Because every project becomes part of a community, NEHC works transparently to form working relationships in those communities. We will always be willing and open to have a dialogue, especially when there is an issue to solve."

Chris Conover
New England Hydropower, Chief Marketing Officer

"We harvest rain and snow. That is, we use the natural flow of waterways, engineering each site individually to minimize our impact, and derive clean, renewable energy. Our sites are small-scale, manageable. With many of them in place, we can provide a significant source of green power."

Roger Hutton
New England Hydropower, Co-Founder and Director of Sales

"Permitting is the name for the rigorous process we manage carefully to build projects. Is it not exclusively about the rules and regulations. It is about outcome. It is about understanding the specific natural resource and societal issues for each site, and exploring the best way to approach and respond to them. Local knowledge is often the key to success."

Carol Wasserman
New England Hydropower, Principal, Environmental and Regulatory Affairs

Restoring North America’s original renewable energy resource.TM