Hydroelectric Renewable Energy Project

Staff | September 28, 2010

GZA GeoEnvironmental Inc., one of the area's leading environmental and geotechnical consulting firms, recently assisted Crane & Company with a feasibility study and grant application with the Massachusetts Technology Collaborative Renewable Energy Trust that will allow them to rehabilitate a small hydropower system at their Dalton manufacturing facility. Crane & Company retained GZA GeoEnvironmental to investigate the feasibility of hydroelectric power generation at two of their existing dams. GZA will now work with them to design and construct a rehabilitated small hydropower generation facility at the Byron Weston Defiance Mill and the associated Byron Weston Dam No. 2. The proposed renewable energy project involves the replacement of the existing turbines with a new turbine, the installation of new electrical generation and control equipment, and modification of ancillary civil structures.

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