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Hydropower From Water Pipes

Portland can turn on the tap and find both water and an energy source in the same place.

Once the installation is fully operational, it’s expected to generate $2,000,000 worth of renewable energy capacity over twenty years, based on “an average of 1,100 megawatt hours of energy per year, enough electricity to power up to 150 homes.” The money generated will be used for system maintenance, recouping the cost of construction, and  split among the project’s investors.