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Field tour visits small hydro power project
Field tour visits small hydro power project

On the morning of Aug. 30 a field tour sponsored by the Delta Conservation District left the Delta County Fairgrounds in route to Powell Mesa. Its destination: A newly installed small-hydro power generation facility just north of Hotchkiss that has benefitted by years of work to enable inspection and approval of small hydropower facilities in Colorado.

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UVWUA completes hydroelectric plant

The Uncompahgre Valley Water Users Association announces the completion of the Drop 5 hydroelectric plant. Contractors started testing the plant the week of Aug. 8 and commercial generation started Aug. 12.

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Orchard City looks again at small hydropower

The much-studied and eventually abandoned idea for a small hydropower generator driven by Orchard City's water plant inflows came up for discussion again by trustees on Aug. 10.

The agenda topic was prompted by a trustee invitation to Jim Heneghan, renewable energy engineer for DMEA.

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Funding awarded for small hydropower project near Hotchkiss

A small hydropower project has been awarded a grant through the "Advancing Colorado's Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency" (ACRE3) program. The project will generate electricity as water flows to the field through irrigation pipelines.

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