In the U.S., less than three percent of its 80,000 dams are outfitted with hydropower technology. While hydropower has long been the nation's leading renewable energy resource, the growth potential for hydropower is significant. In fact, the U.S. could double its hydropower output without building a new dam. Doing so would bring new environmental, energy and economic benefits to millions of Americans.
For its domestic projects, Hydro Green Energy focuses on building new, low-impact hydropower projects at existing, non-powered dams. In many cases, HGE will deploy its patented modular technology. HGE currently holds the development rights to 300 MW of new capacity in 13 states. HGE's technology is designed to do the following:
In Latin America, nearly all of Hydro Green Energy's projects are new, high-head, low-flow facilities that operate in run-of-river fashion, which is an operational mode preferred by environmental stakeholders. In Latin America, HGE is presently involved in projects comprising 15 MW in Chile. HGE is presently reviewing over 500 MW of new hydropower capacity in Latin America.
For more information on HGE's Latin American development activities, please follow the "Latin America" link in the navigation bar on the left side of this page.
|Project Location||City & State||River||Estimated Total Project Capacity||Estimated Annual Net Energy Production|
|Braddock, PA||Monongahela||5.25 MW||32,000 MWh|
|Monroeville, AL||Alabama||19.6 MW||108,000 MWh|
|Fulton, IL||Mississippi||10 MW||57,000 MWh|
|Hampton, IL||Mississippi||10 MW||57,000 MWh|
Coffeeville Lock & Dam
|Coffeeville, AL||Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway||15.4 MW||104,000 MWh|
USACE Lock & Dam No. 24
|Clarksville, MO||Mississippi||25 MW||142,000 MWh|
USACE Lock & Dam No. 25
|Winfield, MO||Mississippi||25 MW||142,000 MWh|
USACE Lock & Dam No. 26 (Mel Price)
|Alton, IL/St. Louis, MO||Mississippi||75 MW||427,000 MWh|
A. I. Selden Lock & Dam
|Sawyerville, AL||Black Warrior||5 MW||25,000 MWh|
Columbia Lock & Dam
|Columbia, LA||Ouchitau||8 MW||35,000 MWh|
Hepburn St. Dam
|Williamsport, PA||West Branch Susquehanna||3 MW||16,000 MWh|