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Oregon to have its first in-pipe hydroelectric system  

By Gerald Ondrey |

The City of Portland, Oregon and Lucid Energy (Portland, Ore.; www.lucidenergy.com), have reached an agreement and are set to begin construction of the city’s first in-pipe hydropower renewable-energy system. The LucidPipe Power System project, which is slated for completion in June 2013, will help the city meet its Climate Action Plan goals and reinforce Portland’s status as a global leader in renewable energy and green innovation. The Portland Water Bureau, the City of Portland, Oregon and Lucid Energy a provider of renewable energy systems and pioneer in the development of in-pipe hydropower, today announced that Lucid Energy and the Portland Water Bureau have agreed to terms and are set to begin the permitting process for construction of the city’s first in-pipe hydroelectric system. The LucidPipe Power System (for more information, see Chem. Eng., December 2011; https://www.chemengonline.com/chementator/8734.html), which will be installed in a section of large-diameter, gravity-fed water pipeline beneath the city, uses a unique, in-conduit turbine that spins as water passes through it, producing clean, reliable, low-cost electricity with no impact on the environment or water delivery. The project will be the…
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