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Oregon hydropower project makes use of new in-line turbine generators

BEND, Ore. 1/6/12 (PennWell) -- EDB Hydro LLC will use a US$1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy and Department of Interior to install three 1-MW CleanPower AS Turbinators as part of Oregon's 45-Mile Hydroelectric Project.

The Turbinator units are self-contained in-pipe, low head, axial flow turbines with permanent generators, meaning they require no gearboxes, belts, shafts or a powerhouse. EDB Hydro LLC president Jim Gordon says they were selected for their ability to fit where traditional units might not be able to.

The effort is part of an ongoing initiative to increase domestic hydroelectric production.

According to a 2010 National Hydropower Association study, only 3% of America's 80,000 dams generate electricity. New technologies like the Turbinator will allow some of that hydropower potential to be exploited, says EBD Hydro LLC president Jim Gordon.

The 45-Mile Hydroelectric Project is the first in America to make use of Norway-based CleanPower AS' units.

"We are excited to get our technology into the U.S. market, which we consider to be extremely interesting due to the vast resources available," CleanPower AS CEO Egil Osahl said.

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