Get Email Updates!

Concentration of CO2 in the Atmosphere

Pessamit Innu First Nation to Share Truth of Hydro Quebec and Northern Pass in NH: Two Events

Event #1: The Pessamit Innu First Nation, a native community located on the north shore of the St Lawrence River in Quebec, Canada, will present the impacts of Hydro Quebec and Northern Pass at the Nashua Public Library on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at 7p.m.

WHAT: Northern Pass From the Source – Impacts in Quebec […]

Energy Meets History: NY Capital Region NYSES May Meeting

Capital Region Meeting of the New York Solar Energy Society Friday, May 19th, 2017 12 noon to 1:30 PM

Restored Mechanicville Hydro Electric Dam Where History and Energy come together Oldest continuously operating Hydroelectric Dam in USA!

Come tour this wonderful generation plant, located […]

Green Mountain Power Reaches Deal for More Hydropower

COLCHESTER, VT… Green Mountain Power announced that it has reached an agreement with Enel Green Power North America, Inc. (EGP-NA) to purchase 14 small hydroelectric plants for a total installed capacity of 17 MW. These hydro plants are located in New England and will provide GMP customers with locally-generated, cost-effective energy. In addition, Green Mountain […]

I Have a Stream: Conduit-Based Micro-Hydro

In this microhydro system, water is diverted into a penstock. Conduit-based systems use pipes that are already serving other purposes like irrigation or wastewater. Credit: U.S. Department of Energy

by Russell King

The classic picture of hydropower is that of a large concrete dam that spans the breadth of a river, providing water and […]

Windham County Hydroelectric Stations

By George Harvey

Townshend Lake and Dam. US Army Corps of Engineers photo.

Many Green Energy Times readers will recognize the name of Lori Barg, who did an extensive study on Vermont dams that lacked hydroelectric facilities. She concluded that a large number of them could be developed for hydroelectric power without appreciable negative […]

GMP Upgrades and Doubles Hydro Generation at Otter Creek Hydro Plant in Proctor

Photo: Dotty Schnure

Project adds significant low cost, renewable energy for Vermonters

Green Mountain Power recently completed an improvement project to its 110-year-old hydro plant on the Otter Creek in Proctor that will mean more renewable, low-cost hydro power for GMP customers. The added capacity makes this plant the largest of Green Mountain Power’s […]

GMP Upgrades Hydro Plant at Otter Creek

Green Mountain Power has doubled hydro generation at the hydro plant in Proctor, adding significant low cost, renewable energy for Vermonters

Rutland, Vt. –Green Mountain Power has just completed an improvement project to its 110-year-old hydro plant on the Otter Creek in Proctor that will mean more renewable, low-cost hydro power for GMP […]

Hydro Site for Sale

By George Harvey

A dam of this size with a semi-Kaplan turbine would provide 58,469 kilowatt-hours per year, with a gross value of $12,569 per year. Photo courtesy of Josiah Allen Real Estate.

In February, we published “Affordable Power for NH,” the story of a small hydro site that had been given generating capacity […]

Affordable Power in New Hampshire

The Steels Pond Hydro dam in Antrim, New Hampshire will ultimately generate 900 kilowatts (kW) of power. Photo courtesy of Lori Barg.

By George Harvey

Headed by Lori Barg, Community Hydro focuses on hydro-power in New England. While the company has produced a fair amount of information […]

November 11 Green Energy News

Science and Technology:

Grid operators may be able to use buildings to help regulate grid frequency as they integrate more renewable energy sources. Variable-speed drives used to run heating and cooling systems can be rapidly modulated by grid operators to keep the frequency of electricity on the grid within necessary tolerances. [Energy Collective] The Canadian […]