Opportunties to generate electricity exists in our natural waterbodies as well as in our water supply/distribution systems.  Natural waterbodies with high volume of flow and/or high head differential provide good opportunties for low-head and run-of-river type hydro electricity generation.  Hydraulic energy recovery at reservoirs, outfalls and pressure reducing valve stations can be cost effective when pump-as-turbine strategies are applied.  Associated Engineering can provide the full range of services required to study, optimize, develop, permit and engineer small hydropower projects.

For more information, please contact Helen Chan (Manager, Energy) at chanh@ae.ca.

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