Lucid Energy Inc. has signed an agreement with the Portland Development Commission (PDC) and the city of Portland, Ore. to partner on the development of a hydropower system within the city.
The partners plan to collaborate with the Portland Water Bureau on a project that will use Lucid Energy’s patented LucidPipe Power System, an in-pipe turbine that captures energy from fast-moving water inside of gravity-fed water pipelines to produce electricity. The partners also will identify various applications for the technology, such as providing power to eco-districts, car charging stations, desalination plants, purification systems and off-grid water agency tasks.
The agreement also calls for collaboration on a first-ever in-conduit hydropower symposium in Portland, with the prospect of drawing the participation of both local and international leaders in energy and water technology.
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