Project development SERVICES


Treadwood, LLC is an energy project development consulting firm that can assist with projects throughout the United States, with a primary focus in the northeast. Treadwood is dedicated to the development of clean, reliable, energy generation and transmission projects and seeks to assist clients through all stages of research, development, permitting, construction and commissioning.  

Energy Development:

  • On/Off Shore Wind

  • Hydroelectric Power

  • Grid-Scale/Community Solar

  • Biomass and Alternatives

  • Energy Storage

  • Transmission (AC, DC and Liquids)

Third-Party Relations:

  • Marketing

  • Permitting

  • Regulatory Affairs

  • Legislative Affairs

  • Public Relations

  • Non-Government Organizations

Support Services:

  • Site Evaluation

  • Real Estate and GIS

  • Environmental

  • RFP Bid Development

  • Research and Analysis

  • Reports and Presentations

Projects and Experience

Planning, Build-up, Implementation, and Closeout. These are the four basic phases of project management. In renewable energy, its important to keep an eye on policy changes, regulatory requirements and market forces. All of these were employed in working on the projects below while interacting with dozens of regulatory agencies and energy development companies.  


  • Loring BioFuels - Waste forest residues to liquid fuels for heating and transportation markets to reduce harmful emissions. www.loringenergy.com

  • Maine Power Express - 1000MW HVDC Transmission Line, underground, under the ocean, sponsored by ConEdison Transmission www.mainepx.com

  • Anchor Power - 65MW Combined Cycle Natural Gas

  • Loring Transmission - 115 mile natural gas pipeline and distribution system proposal

  • North American BioCoal - Wood-based biomass, thermal host, pellet production for overseas market

  • Loring Holdings - Development of former Air Force Base real estate assets www.loringenergy.com


  • Massachusetts Clean Energy RFP submission

  • Maine Public Utilities Commission RFP submission

  • Massport RFQ Submission

  • FERC, ISO-NE filings

  • Agency Interactions:

    • US, MA, ME DEP

    • US DOE

    • Army Corps of Engineers

    • MA EFSB

    • BOEM

    • ME MPUC, Gov. Energy Office

    • MA DOER

    • RI OER

    • CT DEEP


  • ConEdison

    • ConEd Tranmission

    • ConEd Energy

    • ConEd Development

  • National Resources

  • Energy Companies

    • Clearway, EDPR, Pattern, Apex, Novatus, Emera, Nalcor, NB Power, Hydro-Quebec, Eversource, National Grid, Central Maine Power, Avangrid

  • Consulting Companies

    • James W Sewall, TRC, HDR, Burns and McDonnell, Kiewit, ABB, Sargent, Bond Brothers

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Ryan Gahagan, owner, managing member

Ryan has been consulting for various energy development projects in the New England area since 2012, interacting with several regulatory agencies, NGOs, utilities, energy developers, and engineering, permitting and construction consultants. 

Prior to this work, he spent ten years in higher education administration in Southern California, working in Information Technology and Education as a Faculty Member, Department Chair and Assc. Dean of Academic Affairs. 

He Graduated with a BA in Communications from Gordon College in Wehnam, Massachusetts, in 2002.

Ryan was born in Maine and has lived in Winthrop, Sebago, Castle Hill, Presque Isle, Sinclair and Bar Harbor. He currently resides in the Munjoy Hill neighborhood of Portand.

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For a consultation to see how Treadwood might assist you with your business or project, please contact Ryan at:

  • (207) 551-3131
  • ryan@treadwood.com 

Office Location:

  • 63 Federal Street, Portland, ME 04101