From The Telluride Watch:
The City of Ouray will host a free micro-hydro workshop Friday, June 18 from 1-5 p.m. at Wright Opera House in Ouray. The workshop is part of the Colorado Renewable Energy Society’s annual conference taking place June 18-20. The conference will feature seminars, workshops and tours of local renewable energy facilities…
Topics to be covered at the free workshop will include:
• Current status of micro-hydro in Colorado;
• Federal, state and local incentives available to support micro-hydro construction;
• Case studies of recently built micro-hydro projects in Colorado.
The workshop will include a tour of Ouray micro-hydro installations, including the historic Ouray power plant, one of the nation’s oldest micro-hydro generation plants. The new micro-hydro installation currently being built by the City of Ouray, with grant support from the Colorado Governor’s Energy Office, will also be featured.
Workshop speakers will include the following: Colorado State Senator Bruce Whitehead; Joani Matranga (Colorado Governor’s Energy Office); Jim Heneghan (Delta-Montrose Electric Association); Kurt Johnson (Telluride Energy); Eric Jacobson (Hydrowest); Bob Risch (City of Ouray); Jack Nickerson (City of Cortez): Ruthie Brown (Humphreys Hydro); Trevor LaBorde (Coal Creek Hydro); Beverly Rich (San Juan County Historical Society); and Phil Overeynder (City of Aspen).