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July Fourth at Hanford Mills Museum offers water and steam power, plus authentic family fun

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 […]

New Hydropower Inventions

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

Roadmaps to Slow Climate Change and Eliminate Air Pollution

By George Harvey

In May of 2015, a team of researchers headed by Dr. Mark Z. Jacobson of Stanford University published a paper, “100% clean and renewable wind, water, and sunlight (WWS) all-sector energy roadmaps for the 50 United States.” It proposed a set of roadmaps to eliminating of our use of fossil fuels, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]