Martha Staskus is experienced in planning, managing, and implementing wind development and site assessment activities across a wide range of project sizes and structures. For 15 years, Martha has played key roles in developing Northeast Wind’s leading edge techniques to merge GIS technology with wind resource and environmental data to efficiently locate and evaluate sites for commercial wind development across the northeastern United States. In so doing she has left her professional finger prints on many, if not most, of the sites where wind power developments have occurred over the past decade. These have included the Kibby project in western Maine, the Granite Reliable project in New Hampshire, Searsburg, Deerfield, Kingdom Community Wind, East Mountain, Georgia Mountain, Grandpas Knob, and others in Vermont, and the Hoosac, Mt. Tom, and the Berkshire wind projects in Massachusetts -- to name a few.
Martha presents at regional and state renewable energy forums across New England. She provides legislative testimony before Vermont’s Natural Resources and Energy Commitees and other legislative committees dealing with renewable energy policy matters. She also provides expert testimony to state utility regulatory authorities.
Martha is a recognized leader in the wind site assessment industry. She serves as the chair of Renewable Energy Vermont, having been an active Board member since 2003, and serves on Vermont Technical College's Renewable Technology Curriculum Advisory Board. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Sciences from the University of Vermont and did graduate work in the Landscape Architecture Master Program at the University of Pennsylvania.