New England Hydropower Company develops, operates, and manages small-scale, hydro facilities. Responding to the need for green energy, we are a catalyst in the renewable energy market. Our primary technology—the Archimedes Screw Turbine—is a proven, environmentally sound, fish and wildlife-safe approach to low-impact hydropower.
We have worked with Federal and State agencies to establish that Archimedes Screw Turbines or ASTs are safe for fish and eels.
We protect the environment, and leave fish migration and habitats undisturbed or improved.
We work transparently to form working relationships with our partners—public or private, agencies or investors—across all disciplines.
Archimedes screw generators balance between efficiency, fish and environmental protection.
Applying over 10 years of experience with partners in the UK and Europe, NEHC designs, owns, and operates Archimedes Screw Turbine facilities in the United States.
The legacy waterways that powered North America’s development provide a foundation for small-hydro development. Future water management systems can provide new opportunities for hydro generation with smart, early planning.
NEHC supports the missions of states, municipalities, private owners, and individual entities with access to waterways focused on the ultimate goal of developing alternative, renewable, zero emissions energy resources that parallel carbon reduction efforts at every level.Community
"We founded this company to restore useful work to 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. They knew precisely how to use it in their time. We have found a way to use the foundation they built, and in a clean, non-invasive way, renew its value."
"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."
"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."
"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."