Updates, Stories, and Highlights!

Hydrovision

October 8, 2016:

The 45 Mile Hydroelectric Project has completed its second season of operations with high performance and great success. The project incorporated advanced telemetry and optimized efficiencies over the course of the season to maximize the generation of clean energy for Oregon's grid.

45 Mile 2nd Season

July 26, 2016:

U.S. Department of Energy releases their 2016 Hydropower Vision Report, looking to increase the hydroelectric capacity in America by 50 GW by 2050. The report outlines growth opportunities and paths forward to a successful increase in the nation's hydroelectric potential.

Hydrovision

July 26, 2016:

The 45 Mile Hydroelectric Project will be presented at this year's International Hydrovision conference by Oak Ridge National Laboratories. A representative from ORNL will be presenting the successes and lessons learned from the first season of operations of the 45 Mile Hydroelectric Project. Update: The 45 Mile Project had a successful presentation at Hydrovision outlining its successes and valuable resources for the Department of Energy and other hydro developers.

45 Mile 2nd Season

April 5, 2016:

After a successful first year, the 45 Mile Hydroelectric Project has begun its second year of operations starting on April 5, 2016. Water was released into the canal from the diversion point in Bend and the re-regulating, Haystack Reservoir!

Spotted Frog

March 22, 2016:

Following a long debate, a federal judge has denied the injunction for the Oregon Spotted Frog. As an endangered species and as part of EBD's environmentally conscious philosophy, EBD has followed this story very closely, offering to support all water conservation efforts possible to help in the protection of the Spotted Frog. Read more, here ....