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Mayor Karen Hamling turns on the switch at the Village of Nakusp’s new microhydro power plant. The plant uses the village’s existing water collection infrastructure to generate power that will be fed into BC Hydro’s power grid. It is expected that the 50 kilowatt, 600V power plant will generate about $100 per day, or $35,000 per year, for the village. The power plant was built in conjunction with the village’s new water treatment plant and was funded through a federal gas tax Innovations Fund grant.  - Contributed by the Village of Nakusp
Mayor Karen Hamling turns on the switch at the Village of Nakusp’s new microhydro power plant. The plant uses the village’s existing water collection infrastructure to generate power that will be fed into BC Hydro’s power grid. It is expected that the 50 kilowatt, 600V power plant will generate about $100 per day, or $35,000 per year, for the village. The power plant was built in conjunction with the village’s new water treatment plant and was funded through a federal gas tax Innovations Fund grant.
— image credit: Contributed by the Village of Nakusp

Contributed by the Village of Nakusp

Mayor Karen Hamling turns on the switch at the Village of Nakusp’s new microhydro power plant. The plant uses the village’s existing water collection infrastructure to generate power that will be fed into BC Hydro’s power grid. It is expected that the 50 kilowatt, 600V power plant will generate about $100 per day, or $35,000 per year, for the village. The power plant was built in conjunction with the village’s new water treatment plant and was funded through a federal gas tax Innovations Fund grant.

 

 

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