Sustainable Business Oregon

Sustainable Business Oregon

Portland Water Bureau adds hydro generator by Lee van der Voo – Thursday, November 11, 2010 The Portland Water Bureau will add to it’s renewable energy portfolio in 2011 with the addition of a hydropower generator at it’s Vernon HydroPark in Northeast Portland. From the outside, little will change at the park, located at 1907 […]

International Water Power and Dam Construction

International Water Power and Dam Construction

Energy recovery from public water systems by IPW & DC – July, 2010 Public water systems are often an ideal application for small hydro systems. The existing water supply provides a finished intake and penstock, and in many cases a pressure reducing valve can be bypassed with a hydro turbine that generates a positive return on investment for […]

Bennington Banner

Bennington Banner

Town water plant hydro operating by Neal P. Goswami – Thursday, January 21, 2010 A hydroelectric generator inside the town’s water filtration plant is online after several years of planning. A turbine has been installed in the main line that draws water into the plant from the Bolles Brook. About 1,300 gallons of water per […]

West Hawaii Today

West Hawaii Today

Water supply uses its resources to pay the bills by Carolyn Lucas – Wednesday, March 25, 2009 Hawaii County Department of Water Supply is using the power of water flowing naturally downhill from its Waikoloa Reservoirs to generate electricity, enough to power its entire Waimea Treatment Plant and sell the excess to the Hawaii Electric […]

Popular Mechanics

Popular Mechanics

U.S. Looks to Rediscover Hydropower as Untapped Energy Source by Madeline Bodin – September 30, 2008 From the pipes in water-treatment plants to long-forgotten river turbines, overlooked sources of energy throughout the U.S. are poised to be tapped. From the front, the old brick mill in Middlebury, Vt., looks like any of the other quaint […]

West Hawaii Today

West Hawaii Today

County taps its resource to recover energy costs by Carolyn Lucas – Saturday, May 10, 2008 Hawaii County Department of Water Supply is using its resource to lower expenses, reclaiming kinetic energy through a hydroelectric generator, tapping the potential of its water that flows from Mauka Wells to low-elevation users. The hydroelectric generator harvests this […]

West Hawaii Today

West Hawaii Today

Two DWS proects aim to save by Lisa Huynh – Friday, May 11, 2007 Two hydroelectric projects anticipated to begin by the end of this year should help the county’s Department of Water Supply tackle its second priority of saving energy through efficient systems. The department’s first priority is providing safe drinking water. The 50-kilowatt […]