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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 […]

Major GMP hydro expansion approved

New Federal License Means More Renewable, Low-Cost, Reliable Energy for Customers

PROCTOR, VT – With a federal license now in hand, Green Mountain Power plans substantial improvements to Otter Creek hydroelectric units that will generate more renewable, low-cost, and reliable energy than they have created since they were built early last century.

In the new […]

On Farm Renewables with MicroHydro

Example of a potential micro-hydro site

Funding Opportunity!

Little Green Hydro, LLC (LGH) seeks farms in Vermont and/or New Hampshire to install and use the EcoHydro System with funding provided by LGH and the U.S. Dept. of Agriculture.

LGH has successfully completed USDA-REAP programs in prior years based on our Eco-Hydro System and we […]

Assisting Hydropower Developers with Understanding the Hydropower Permitting Process

The Vermont Public Service Department (PSD), Agency of Natural Resources (ANR), and Agency of Commerce & Community Development (ACCD) are currently initiating efforts to implement elements of an interagency MOU aimed at assisting hydropower developers with understanding the hydropower permitting process and receiving timely and coordinated agency feedback on potential projects. As part of these […]

Why Four Scientists are All Wrong

A note on the news of November 4

By George Harvey

Four environmental scientists got a lot of press today, after they called on green groups to back development of ‘safe’ nuclear reactors. The reason they did this is that they believe we cannot rely on solar and wind to do the job.

I believe […]

New Hydropower Laws Could Add 60 GW Of Clean Energy To US Grid

Reposted from CleanTechnica:

The one thing everyone working on energy issues in America can agree upon is non-existent energy policy action at the national level. But late last week President Obama signed two bipartisan bills that could create a major boost for US renewables generation from an unlikely source – small hydropower.

It’s kind of […]

Northwest Stave River run-of-river hydropower project secures financing

Current run-of-river site on the Upper Stave River. From the Innergex website (link below).

 

By Editors of Electric Light & Power/ POWERGRID International

Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. closed a $72 million non-recourse construction and term project financing for the Northwest Stave River run-of-river hydroelectric project located in British Columbia, Canada.

The 17.5 MW […]

Energy Independence with Microhydro

By James Perkins

Microhydro Benefits

Today’s microhydro technology can provide the lowest-cost per kilowatt-hour of any renewable source and can be responsibly installed in an environmentally-sustainable manner. Vermont has thousands of viable sites for microhydro systems that can contribute to meeting the State’s renewable energy goals with small-scale, distributed generation.

Regulatory Barriers

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The Making of a Microhydro Farm Project in Vermont!

June 1, 2012 Project Pre-Announcement

We are excited to announce a first-of-kind renewable energy project installing an EcoHydro System(TM) at a large dairy farm in Vermont to produce renewable, environmentally-sustainable electricity for the farm’s barns.

October 20, 2012 Project Pre-Announcement

The US Department of Agriculture Rural Energy for America Program (USDA/REAP) […]

MicroHydro for Vermonters

Originally published in the August edition of Green Energy Times

By James Perkins

February 24, 2012 was a snowy late winter morning, but the halls in the Statehouse were already filled and the Committee meeting room was packed. We at Little Green Hydro had been asked to provide testimony to the Senate Energy and Natural […]