Environmental Protection

Hydro Green Energy Wins Industry Award

At a May 12 ceremony in Washington, D.C., Hydro Green Energy, LLC, a renewable energy company operating in the waterpower sector, was presented with the President's Award by the National Hydropower Association (NHA). This prestigious award is given to an NHA member company that has "blazed new pathways to strengthen and invigorate the hydropower industry."

"Hydro Green Energy is honored to be presented with the President's Award and greatly appreciates the support it has received from the National Hydropower Association and its leadership since joining the Association in 2006," said Wayne F. Krouse, chair and chief executive officer of Hydro Green Energy. "The Hastings hydrokinetic power project was a remarkable achievement for this young and growing renewable energy company and only the first of many projects. To be recognized by NHA for our efforts in advancing the nation's new waterpower technology sector is indeed humbling and deeply satisfying."

Hydro Green Energy has developed a number of patented waterpower technologies that generate clean, renewable electricity in a variety of settings. The company's hydrokinetic power systems generate electricity exclusively from moving water (river currents, tidal currents) without having to first construct dams, impoundments, or conduits. The company's hydrokinetic technology platform is also deployable downstream from existing hydropower projects (a system called Hydro+â„¢), which bolsters clean energy output at the site in an environmentally sound manner.

In Minnesota, the company has partnered with the city of Hastings to install a two-turbine Hydro+ project downstream from the city's 4.4 megawatt run-of-river hydropower plant at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Lock & Dam No. 2.

The company, which is exploring the commissioning of a manufacturing facility, is presently developing waterpower projects in Alaska, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, New York, Texas, and Wisconsin.

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