• Connect With Us:
  • Eagle Creek continues expansion with acquisition of Blue Heron

    Eagle Creek Renewable Energy LLC has completed its acquisition of Blue Heron Hydro LLC.

    Blue Heron owns the development rights for two hydropower facilities to be built on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers dams on the West River in southern Vermont. Eagle Creek says the acquisition marks its first purely developmental project.

    "This acquisition continues the growth and value creation underway at Eagle Creek while broadening the scope of our efforts to include the construction of new generating facilities from late stage development opportunities," says Bud Cherr, Eagle Creek's chief executive officer.

    The hydroelectric plants, to be located at the Ball Mountain and Townshend dams, will combine for about 3.1 MW of generating capacity. Power generated by the facilities has already been sold via a long-term power purchase agreement through Vermont's Sustainability Priced Energy Development (SPEED) program.

    HydroWorld.com reported earlier this year that the two projects received 50-year operating licenses from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

    Eagle Creek says manufacturing of the projects' turbine and generator equipment is already under way, with construction to begin in the first quarter of 2013. Both facilities are expected to be completed by the end of 2013.

    Since it was founded in 2010, Eagle Creek's hydroelectric portfolio now includes 29 facilities in six states, with a combined output capacity of 64 MW.

    The company announced in April that it had acquired North American Hydro Holdings.

    Hydro Industry Financials

    Buyers Guide Products

    Pump Turbines

    For new and upgraded pump-turbines, American Hy...

    Rehabilitation and Total Plant Upgrades

    Turbine rehabilitation is directed by turbine e...

    Weir Turbines, Francis

    American Hydro can supply the turbine or the co...

    Weir Turbines, Kaplan

    Rugged reliability. This is the foundation of o...

    Temporary Bulkheading for Valve Replacement

    Hibbard Inshore can design, insert, and remove ...

    PXL Kaplan Turbine Seals

    Provides sealing for Kaplan turbines with seali...

    Most Read Articles

    Recent Comments

    Buyers Guide Companies

    Fematics Canada

    Engineers and manufactures mechanical seals for...

    Gracon Corp

    Offers turbine and heavy mechanical installatio...

    Paul Willis PE

    Conducts hydro turbine related equipment studie...

    Leroy Somer

    Manufactures alternators from the power range b...

    MJ2 Technologies SAS

    MJ2 Technologies is the designer and manufactur...

    Continuing Education

    Professional Development Hours
    To access a course listing associated to a specific topic listed below, click on the topic of choice from the list below.

    12/01/2013
    Volume 32, Issue 10
    file
    11/01/2013
    Volume 21, Issue 6
    1311hrw-cvr

    Archived Articles

    2006 | 2007 | 2008 | 2009 | 2010 2011 | 2012 | 2013
    Hydro Review Past Issues

    Premium Content AD Promo Space