Denver Water showcases its latest hydrokinetic electric power generators

By Renewable Energy World A 30 kW array of hydrokinetic power generators that are placed in a water supply channel serving the Denver Water system in Colorado has entered service.

The ribbon cutting took place as part of a tech tour offered during HYDROVISION International. The ribbon cutting included officials from Denver Water and the Atlanta-based technology provider Emrgy.

Four vertical-shaft rotors were placed in the water supply channel that connects Gross Reservoir with Ralston Reservoir, both in the foothills west of Denver. During the supply channel’s peak season, generally May through October, the flow drives four 7.5 kW generators providing a small–but reliably baseloaded–source of

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