Small Hydropower Programs and Initiatives

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Energy Recovery Hydropower

Energy Recovery Hydropower Webinar Information

The purpose of this free webinar is to provide an overview of Colorado resources available to help support hydropower project development, including free site assessments, grants to support project feasibility and engineering, and low-interest loans which can provide 100% of project construction costs. The webinar will also highlight recently completed projects.

Thursday, April 19 from 11 am – 12 pm
RSVP to Sammy Reifer or call 303.819.9143
Register HERE

Colorado PRV Hydropower Initiative

Colorado continues its commitment to assist persons interested in developing hydropower resources including, but not limited to, small and micro hydropower systems.  The Colorado Energy Office (CEO) contracted with Amec Foster Wheeler to prepare an assessment of the energy potential in replacing pressure reducing valves (PRVs) with hydropower units within Colorado.  The Colorado PRV-Hydropower Assessment is intended to highlight hydropower opportunities within water utility delivery systems where PRVs are used to reduce water pressure.