3E Thermal

3E Thermal is a technical consulting service offering energy efficiency and building performance improvements for apartments and light-commercial buildings throughout Vermont. Owners of affordable apartment buildings are eligible for cash incentives and full technical support at no cost. We coordinate closely with Weatherization, Efficiency Vermont and renewable energy programs, acting as primary contact point for owners, developers, architects, and contractors. 

Froling Energy

Froling Energy is a mechanical contractor focused on the installation of biomass boiler systems in school buildings and campuses as well as in industrial, commercial and municipal buildings. The cornerstone of Froling Energy’s business is providing customers with top quality, reliable boiler systems that save money and have a positive environmental impact. Our in-house technicians provide our customers with expert biomass boiler installations, system integration and ongoing maintenance.

Five years ago, Froling Energy introduced a new wood fuel to the New England market:  PDCs are screened wood chips with 25% moisture content that are delivered into vertical silos by a blower truck. PDCs have a 35% cost advantage over wood pellets and burn with very low emissions. Compared to green wood chip systems, PDC boiler systems cost less, have a smaller footprint and require much less supervision.  PDCs are processed at and delivered from our plant in Peterborough, NH. 

Our PDC fuel customers include Applegate Apartments in Bennington, Green Street School in Brattleboro, Bellows Falls Middle School, UNH in Durham, NH and Whelen Engineering in Charlestown, NH. 

Our customers’ boiler installations are offsetting the use of over 1.5 million gallons of fuel oil each year by burning PDCs, wood pellets and wood chips. Our slogan is “HEAT LOCAL” because compared to oil and LP gas, using regionally sourced, sustainably harvested wood fuels keeps many more of your heating fuel dollars circulating in the local economy.  

Contact us to discuss the feasibility of using biomass at your facility.

Renewable Energy Resource Center

The Renewable Energy Resource Center administers the VT Small Scale Renewable Energy Incentive Program, which has provided financial incentives totaling $16 million to over 3,500 Vermont homeowners and businesses for renewable equipment purchases. These incentives are provided by the Clean Energy Development Fund.

Star Wind Turbines, LLC

Star Wind Turbines is a manufacturer of small wind turbines from 5kW to 45kW powering 1-20 homes.  These turbines are idea for homes, farms, and community micro-grid applications.  They support the Vermont Standard Offer and Net Metering programs, and are designed for low sound, and to be affordable.  Star Wind Turbines also makes hydraulic lifting towers from 60-100 ft. so you never need a crane or have to climb for service.  These turbines are made in East Dorset, Vermont.

SunWood Biomass

SunWood Biomass, Vermont company, specializing in wood pellet, wood chip and cord heating systems for institutional, commercial and residential applications. With 250+ projects since 2004, SunWood designs an installs the highest efficiency systems available. SunWood Biomass is known for working and overcoming challenging sites and installations. SunWood also offers financing, comprehensive feasibility and design services to determine a project’s goals and viability.

Vermont Energy Contracting & Supply

Founded in 1985, Vermont Energy is a mechanical contractor that provides design, installation, and service of quality mechanical systems for homes and businesses in northwest Vermont.

Vermont Gas

Vermont Gas provides a clean, affordable and reliable energy choice to over 50,000 families, businesses and institutions in Chittenden, Franklin and Addison Counties.

Vermont Gas doesn’t just deliver gas, we are focused on innovative solutions to help our customers save money and reduce their energy consumption today. Our award-winning efficiency programs reduce energy use and emissions and save our customers $14 million per year – that’s real money that can be invested in jobs, education, health care, families and communities.

Vermont Gas is also making it easy for customers to make the switch to renewables. The Company offers customers the option to purchase renewable natural gas through its first-in-the-nation RNG adder program. Customers can choose as little as 10% renewable natural gas for a few dollars a month. Others may wish to purchase a larger percentage. 

Our dedicated team of 130 Vermonters is committed to our customers, our communities, our culture and our climate.

Vermont Natural Resources Council/VECAN 

The Vermont Natural Resources Council works from the grassroots to the Legislature to build broad support for policies, programs and practices that protect Vermont’s environment and grow a strong, efficient, renewable energy economy. VNRC also coordinates the Vermont Energy and Climate Action Network. VECAN is a network of organizations and over 100 volunteer community energy and climate action committees who are helping the state meet its Comprehensive Energy Plan and statutory climate commitments by implementing efficiency, renewable energy and transportation solutions.


VHB’s passionate team of engineers, scientists, planners, and designers provides consulting services to clients in the transportation, real estate, institutional, and energy industries, as well as to federal, state and local governments. VHB partners with clients from 30 locations along the east coast to improve mobility and enhance communities while balancing development and infrastructure needs with stewardship of our environment.

WEG Electric Corp

WEG’s battery energy storage solutions (BESS) business is developing grid-scale projects in the U.S. and providing turn-key equipment and services around the world. Energy storage is a critical component for grid modernization and resiliency, and an enabler for radically expanding the use of renewable energy sources. 

The team (acquired in February 2019 from Northern Power Systems) has been designing and building battery systems and other distributed energy resources for over 40 years. Its facilities in Barre, VT (co-located with the WEG wind technology group) provide a nexus for targeted commercial efforts throughout the Northeast.

The fully integrated solutions combine WEG’s inverters, controls, and transformers with best-in-class lithium batteries housed in climate controlled containers with all monitoring and safety systems built in. WEG also provides a warranty wrap and performance guarantee for the complete system. A modular product architecture enables customer specific solutions from a sub-MW to multi-MW size range.