Our Story

Longroad Energy is a Boston, MA-headquartered renewable energy developer focused on the development, ownership, and operation/asset management of wind and solar energy projects throughout North America.

Longroad Energy was founded in 2016 by the former executive team of First Wind Energy:  Paul Gaynor (First Wind co-founder and CEO), Michael Alvarez, Peter Keel, and Charles Spiliotis. In 2015, First Wind was sold to a strategic investor for $2.4 billion.

In October 2016, Longroad Energy secured significant investment backing from the New Zealand Superannuation Fund, a sovereign wealth fund, and Infratil Limited, a publicly traded energy and infrastructure investment company. These investors have deep experience in the renewable energy sector, a long-term horizon, and flexibility, providing Longroad Energy with a competitive advantage in the growing U.S. renewables market.

Longroad Energy is a company and not a fund. There are no artificial timing constraints on our development and investment horizons. 

In addition to developing, financing, and constructing renewable energy projects, Longroad Energy provides operations and asset management services to wind and solar projects across the US. Longroad Energy has the ability to be the long-term operator and asset manager for the projects it develops or on behalf of third-party owners.

The Longroad Energy team has a consistent track record of developing economically sensible and competitive wind and solar projects. We have a set of key operating principles that we live by and that have shaped successful outcomes through changing market conditions. 

Sun Streams

We aim to be the most trusted renewable energy company on the long road to a green future – an experienced team of problem solvers and promise keepers who develop sustainable solutions that meet today’s challenges and make a lasting impact on people and our planet.

Shining a bright light on a greener future

At Longroad Energy, every decision and every action is driven by our core values.

Watch the video below and see how we are putting people and our planet first