Oregon City Completes In-Pipe Hydropower Project

(UC) — The City of Hillsboro, Oregon has completed a project that generates electricity by harvesting excess pressure from a city water pipeline.

The project was completed using technology from InPipe Energy that bypassing existing pressure control valves and converts excess pressure from the pipe into electricity.

Th project is expected to generate 185,000 to 200,000 kWh or more of electricity per year that will help power the lighting, electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and concessions at Hillsboro’s Gordon Faber Recreation Complex.

InPipe claims the technology will reduce more than 162,000 pounds of carbon annually.

“As a growing city, we’re excited to pioneer this very practical new form of renewable energy that will help us continue to meet our climate action goals and build resilience,” said Hillsboro Mayor Steve Callaway.

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