Many exhibitors are already signed up to showcase their products and services in the exhibit hall at HydroVision International 2013 in Denver, Colo. This article provides advance information about some of these companies and what they have to offer.
Successful completion of the 7.5-MW Youngs Creek project in Washington State shows it is possible to develop new small hydro facilities that are both cost-effective and meet high environmental standards. The project has been operating since October 2011.
The story of development of the 12-MW Jordanelle hydro plant provides a good example of a non-federal organization developing new, low-impact hydro at an existing federal dam.