|Who We Are|
VERA Renewables has over 30 years of renewable energy experience, establishing itself as a leader in New England wind development. Our professional team has the knowledge and expertise to guide clients successfully from start to finish through reliable assessment, permitting, and project development. Our experience is broad, our work is precise, and our reputation is unmatched.
As Vermont Environmental Research Associates, Inc. (VERA), our pioneering efforts in wind resource assessment provided the basis for some of the region’s largest commercial wind power development, eventually leading to the state permitting of wind facilities on Little Equinox Mountain (1989) and the Searsburg Wind Power Facility (1997). The wind energy industry has evolved a great deal since then, and Northeast Wind/VERA has grown alongside it, applying current industry methods and standards for meticulous and dependable analysis.
VERA was the leading member of Searsburg’s development team, and we continue to provide public outreach and performance monitoring services for Green Mountain Power. We have also worked on several other Vermont wind projects, including the Deerfield Wind Project adjacent to the Searsburg Facility, the Kingdom Community Wind Project in Lowell, the Georgia Mountain Community Wind Project in Milton and Georgia, and the Grandpa’s Knob Windpark in Rutland County. Our work on Deerfield and Georgia Mountain have resulted in the issuance of State permits. In greater New England, sites such as the Granite Reliable Power Project in Coos County, New Hampshire, the Mt. Tom Wind Project in Holyoke, Massachusetts, Holiday Hill Community Wind in Russell, Massachusetts, the Berkshire Wind Project in western Massachusetts, and the Hoosac Wind Project in northwestern Massachusetts have benefited from VERA’s expertise. Additionally, VERA prepared wind resource maps for each of Vermont’s 14 counties for the Vermont Department of Public Service (DPS), and continues to analyze the performance of wind turbines in the Vermont Small-Scale Wind Energy Demonstration Program for educational and public interest in small-scale wind generation.
VERA Renewables tailors its work to fit the unique needs of municipalities, private landowners, utility companies, government agencies, schools, and farms. Being highly skilled in execution of project activities, we ensure that project development work proceeds in an efficient and effective manner from our Waterbury, Vermont offices. Geographically, we are focused on New England projects, though we have applied our site prospecting and property acquisition from West Virginia, New York through Maine.