State of Vermont
Agency of Natural Resources
Department of Environmental Conservation
Compliance & Enforcement Division
Press Release

October 25, 2006
Northern Power Systems

WATERBURY- Agency of Natural Resources Acting Secretary Canute Dalmasse today announced that the Enforcement Division has formally settled an environmental violation involving Northern Power Systems. Northern Power Systems, a Delaware corporation, is a company engaged in alternative energy systems. Northern Power Systems' headquarters is located in Waitsfield. The settlement includes a $750 supplemental environmental project.

Through the Agency's investigation, it was discovered that Northern Power Systems, in the course of doing business, burned material from a former office building including desks, plastic, and treated wood.

The matter came to light as a result of a citizen complaint, which was investigated by Environmental Enforcement Officer Sean McVeigh. After the investigation was completed, Northern Power Systems was notified of the violations and agreed to settle the matter.

The settlement was reduced to an Assurance of Discontinuance and was so ordered by the Environmental Court on October 17, 2006. In it, Northern Power Systems agreed to comply with the Air Pollution Control Regulations and all other applicable environmental laws in the operation of its business. It was also agreed that a $750 supplemental environmental project will be funded.

Involved Program: Air Pollution Control Division of the Department of Environmental Conservation

Environmental Enforcement Officer: Sean McVeigh For Further Information please contact:
Attorney Laura Pelosi at 802-241-3820 or email to