29 Jun '17, 2pm

2017 Class of the Hydro Hall of Fame Announced During HydroVision International

2017 Class of the Hydro Hall of Fame Announced During HydroVision International

The Hydro Hall of Fame Class of 2017 features four new inductees, honored June 27 during the opening keynote session of HydroVision International 2017 being held in Denver, Colo. The four newest inductees include the following: Chris Thompson of Colorado Springs Utilities accepts the Hall of Fame award from Marla Barnes. 5.54-MW Manitou Hydroelectric Plant The plant, commissioned in 1905, is operated by Colorado Springs Utilities. It sits at 6,613 feet above sea level and when built, was the highest-head plant in the world. Manitou Hydro has been in operation for 112 years and has gone from being the main plant for Colorado Springs to a tiny part of a much larger system. In addition to being the world’s highest head plant for decades, there were other innovations first put in to practice at Manitou, including pneumatic circuit breakers that were designed and built on site....

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/articles/2017/06/2017...

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