Apple acquires 45-Mile small hydropower project

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Electronics giant Apple has acquired a small hydroelectric plant near the company's data center in Prineville, Ore.

The 45-Mile hydropower project was being developed by EBD Hydro LLC until Apple reportedly began expressing interest in the plant this past December.

The acquisition is part of Apple's commitment to powering its resources with green energy.

"Our goal is to power every facility at Apple entirely with energy from renewable sources -- solar, wind, hydro and geothermal," the California-based company said. "So we're investing in our own onsite energy production, establishing relationships with supplies to procure renewable energy off the grid, and reducing our energy needs even as our employee base grows."

HydroWorld.com reported in January 2012 that EBD Hydro was awarded a US$1.5 million grant from the Department of Energy and Department of the Interior to install three 1-MW in-pipe generating units as part of the project.

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) issued EBD Hydro a conduit exemption from licensing for 45-Mile in 2010. It is expected to generate 3 to 5 MW of power using irrigation water diverted from the Deschutes and Crooked rivers.

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