Hanford Mills Museum will hold its annual Independence Day Celebration on Wednesday, July 4. Activities include a kids’ fishing derby on the Mill Pond, frog jumping contests, live music, local food, and steam-power and water-power demonstrations in the Museum’s historic sawmill, gristmill and woodworking shop.
Visitors can sample ice cream made on steam-powered churn […]
Early drawing of vertical installation of GoHydro low-head hydro system. Courtesy photos
By George Harvey
Two hydropower inventions currently going through the patent process could have far-reaching consequences. Both could enable smaller-scale hydro power projects by making them cost-effective where they had not been previously.
Closed-loop hydroelectric pumped storage
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]