Hydro Green Energy, LLC (HGE) is a privately-held hydropower development company that focuses on new, low-impact hydropower projects. Hydro Green Energy possesses proprietary hydropower technology for use at certain sites -- typically low-head, non-powered dams. HGE holds the following patents on its hydropower technology.
At “low-head” hydropower sites (head of less than 30 feet/10 meters) with high flow, HGE deploys a “plug-and-play” modular hydropower solution it developed that minimizes the civil work and the time consuming, costly installation process of conventional hydropower.
The foundation of HGE’s technology was successfully demonstrated at HGE's hydrokinetic power project in Hastings, MN (FERC P-4306). This modular hydropower technology will unlock scores of low-head hydropower sites that have been uneconomic to develop over the past several decades.
Due to Hydro Green Energy’s ability to license/permit and manufacture in parallel, projects could be brought on-line in approximately 18-24 months. And, while not needed to ensure profitability, its low-impact hydropower projects are eligible for a variety of renewable energy incentives, increasing their attractiveness. The highlights of HGE’s low-head, modular hydropower technology are found below.