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

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

Our targeted experience drives our ability to execute low-impact generating systems.
Michael C. Kerr
Founder and Chief Executive Officer

Michael has guided NEHC through its founding. Having envisioned what could be done with the small-scale hydro opportunity, he leveraged his experience with venture-backed technology companies for the cleantech, software and industrial product markets. 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 relationship 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.

Carol Wasserman
Principal, Environmental and Regulatory Affairs

Carol leads primary environmental science and regulatory planning, permitting and compliance at NEHC. She was formerly 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 an M.P.A. from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, an M.S. from Northeastern, a J.D. from New England Law, and a B.S. from the SUNY Stony Brook.

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.

Jeffrey N. Mobed
US Director of Engineering and Program Management

Jeff, a Mechanical Engineer, oversees US engineering and program management for NEHC’s contractors. He has extensive experience in food and beverage manufacturing, steam plant engineering, design of large industrial systems, and medical device and information system implementations in hospitals. Jeff was an active duty Naval Flight Officer before entering the Navy Reserve and was a war planner specializing in North Korea and the far east. He was the Navy's representative to the Multi-National Force in Iraq before retiring with the rank of Captain. He is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and has an MBA from the University of Connecticut. He holds FINRA series 7 and series 66 certifications.

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
Project manager and Environmental compliance Specialist

Patrick is project manager for new site development. In addition, he focuses on fish and environmental studies and compliance for all 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. 

Curtis Mclellan
Project Management Associate

Curtis supports project development, management and planning for evolving sites. In addition, he conducts in-depth historical and technical research for new site selection. He holds a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Mechanical Engineering with a focus in manufacturing, automation and engineering design from the University of Maine, Orono.

Sam Abate
Project Management Associate

Sam supports project development, management and planning for evolving generation sites. In addition, he conducts in-depth historical and technical research for new site selection. Sam holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management as well as a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Endicott College.

James Malcom
GIS and Regulatory Specialist

Jimmy is the chief ArcGIS researcher for sites identification and evaluation. He also conducts regulatory research for our permitting team as well as providing interface with constituent groups. Jimmy attended the University of Connecticut System and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Communications with a minor in Sustainable Energy and Environmental Earth Sciences. He holds Master’s in Geography and Global Sustainability and a Certificate in Geographic Information Systems.

Alexandra Fink
Regulatory and Environmental Affairs Specialist

Alex supports the drafting and development of license applications submitted to FERC. In addition, she conducts environment background research on selected sites to determine the need for additional environmental studies. Alex holds a Bachelor’s degree in Environment Studies from Eckerd College and a Master’s in Environmental Conservation from UMASS Amherst. She is a diver and diving instructor with Advanced Open Water SCUBA certification and has worked on several underwater environmental projects in Southern waters.