NEHC is in the hydroelectric business—deploying two modern types of low-impact, turbine systems.
Our expert internal team evaluates and permits projects, working at all levels with agencies, government entities, and constituencies.
From engineering to construction and interconnection to certification, we oversee our projects.
We collaborate with cities and towns, private owners, river advocates, as well as sports and recreation interests to ensure the best project outcomes.
We believe in local, sustainable, stable power generation, developing relationships to benefit power use locally.
The protection of fisheries, stream beds, and wildlife are part of our mandate as a company.
The history and landscape of our rivers can be preserved and we will help to support that mission.
After generations of burning carbon-based resources, the world is looking to many alternative technologies and additional existing resources to alter that course. It's not a case of "all our eggs in one basket” but an array of renewable fuels bolstered by massive conservation efforts to secure a sustainable future.
NEHC's fuel is renewable rain and snow—quantifiable year over year. We study flows and floods over short-and long-terms to determine the viability of a given site. Thousands of small dams and canals "store" water as fuel. They have powered America and served as containment for reservoirs, irrigation systems for generations. Over 50% of dams in New England alone are situated next to mills, and there are over 50,000 unpowered dams across the United States.
In all aspects of site development, NEHC is a leader. From site analysis to understanding the potential of a water source and its stability to final permitting and construction, we manage small-hydro with depth and understanding including financial modeling, all initiated in-house. To harness the site and produce electricity, we rely on two turbine partners, Spaans Babcock from Holland, and Voith from Germany and Austria. Both have headquarters in North America. They each provide distinctly different machinery which enables us to consider every potential site and the vast array of parameters they offer. In either case, installations are environmentally sound and fish friendly. NEHC will certify all our projects with the Low Impact Hydro Institute (LIHI) regardless of technology.