Oregon has significant small hydropower resources—but they might not be w在这里 you expect.
- 灌溉水力发电: Irrigation canals can be replaced with pipes, which creates pressure that can power a turbine and generate renewable electricity. These improvements can also save energy for farmers and conserve water for rivers and wildlife.
- 市政水电: Cities and other water providers can replace pressure reduction valves with hydropower turbines to regulate pressure and generate revenue.
- 现有的大坝: Only three percent of dams in the U.S. 发电. Adding hydropower can leverage environmental benefits for fish and water.
- 自然流: 虽然罕见, hydropower systems can be added to some natural streams while maintaining the natural environment.
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If you have a hydropower resource and are interested in using it to 发电, contact 凯尔Petrocine.
Depending on your project’s complexity, you may need a feasibility study or expert assistance to move through 允许 or utility interconnection. Energy Trust may provide up to $200,000 in support for these and other types of project development activities, and we can help you identify engineers or other experts with the experience to help.
Energy Trust provides support for expert project development assistance including, 但不限于, 格兰特写帮助, 可行性研究, 最终的设计, 允许, utility interconnection and construction management. We may pay up to 50% of the cost of hiring an outside consultant to provide expert assistance for these activities, 最高200元,000.
Project development assistance forms
Incentive levels are based on a project’s cost in comparison to the market value of the energy produced, 叫高于市场成本. T在这里 is no cap or fixed percentage of the amount of above-market costs we will pay. In return for our funding contribution, we ask for a negotiated share of the project’s 十大菠菜靠谱老平台 Certificates, which are held in trust for the ratepayers who pay the public purpose charge.
Incentives are subject to funding availability and may change.
Not sure if you have enough head (pressure) and flow (moving water) to generate hydropower? 不确定这些术语是什么意思? Take a few minutes to learn how hydropower systems work to harness the energy in moving water.
水电入门 (© 2008 家电力公司.) article includes explanations of the terminology and system components involved in hydropower and gives simple techniques for estimating the capacity of hydrological resources, 尤其是流.
Download 水电 允许 and interconnection information
T在这里 are different state and federal 允许 requirement for hydropower depending on a project’s size and location. 对于首次开发人员, the 允许 and utility interconnection processes can seem especially daunting. 如详细信息选项卡所述, Energy Trust offers 项目发展援助 incentives to encourage developers to engage 允许 professionals to speed up the development process.
Learn about the federal 允许 requirements for your project 在这里.
The guidebooks below have been written for both new and experienced developers and are intended to serve as a roadmap to Oregon’s 允许 requirements and the utility interconnection process.
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Farmers Irrigation District, Hood River
City of Hillsboro Water Department, Hillsboro