Interested in Hydropower?
If you have ever considered doing hydropower on your system, but were not sure where to begin, FCA may be able to help with one of two programs:
Evaluate your system’s potential for hydropower
FCA is working (with funding from the Energy Trust of Oregon and Bonneville Environmental Foundation) to identify irrigation districts, municipal water suppliers, or other water users that have the potential to generate hydropower. FCA’s Les Perkins is managing the outreach project:
FCA is especially interested in potential hydro projects that are:
- Currently diverting for irrigation, hydro, municipal, or other water use
- Located within a water conveyance system
- Will use only the quantity of water currently being diverted
- Meet or will meet fish screening and passage requirements
If you believe your system may have the potential for hydropower, please contact FCA at 541.716.6085 or via email to info@FCAsolutions.org. You can also fill out this questionnaire.
Developing or relicensing a hydropower project
If you have a site where you think a hydropower project will work, or are preparing for relicensing, FCA can help water users with the planning, relationships, funding, and partnerships essential to make a hydropower project successful. For more information, please contact FCA at 541.716.6085 or via email to info@FCAsolutions.org.