Sourcing renewable energy such as hydropower from aspects of ordinary life like drinking water is an innovative, fresh, and wonderful concept. And this is being done in Portland, which is the biggest city in the US state of Oregon as well as the seat of the Multnomah County. It is a big port in the Willamette Valley region in the Pacific Northwest. Portland, USA, now produces electricity from turbines which are installed in city water pipes. In fact, Portland has gone green with innovative water pipes.
Oregon’s largest city has partnered with the company Lucid Energy in order to generate innovative clean electricity from water which is already flowing under its streets as well as through its pipes. Portland has replaced one section of the existing water supply network with that of Lucid Energy pipes, which contain forty two inch turbines.
As the water flows through the municipal pipes, turbines spin and generate power. These turbines are attached to generators, which then send the hydro energy or hydropower back to the city’s power grid. Popularly called the ‘Conduit 3 Hydroelectric Project,’ Portland’s novel clean energy source hydropower is expected to be up and running this year and […]