Hydrokinetic - Mississippi Biomass and Renewable Energy Council


Hydrokinetic - Mississippi Biomass and Renewable Energy Council

Hydro Green Energy: An American Waterpower

Company & America’s First Commercial

Hydrokinetic Power Producer

Mark R. Stover

VP, Corporate Affairs

8 th Annual Southern BioProducts and Renewable Energy Conference

May 20, 2009

About Hydro Green Energy

• Houston-based renewable energy systems developer and


• HGE owns U.S. Patent #6,955,049, three international patents

(South Africa, Mexico, Russia)

• 100+ pending or issued in U.S. or overseas

• First commercial hydrokinetic power project began power

generation in 2009

• Series-B funding on verge of closing; term sheet in had

• 20+ U.S. projects in company pipeline (5 MW to 70 MW in size)

• Created 61 jobs over 2 years in 7 states for 1 st project

• Variety of application points for technology

Hydro Green Energy’s Products

• Hydro+

Hydrokinetic power turbines are deployed downstream from an existing

hydropower facility to boost overall clean energy output with the use of a

cutting-edge technology.

• Lock+

A patented, power-generating lock door is deployed in the downstream

portion of an auxiliary or active navigational lock to generate clean,

renewable energy at existing U.S. infrastructure.

• Efficiency+

Technology similar to that used in the Lock+ application is deployed in

the cooling water discharge systems at thermal power plants (coal,

nuclear) for energy recovery, energy efficiency or on-site generation


• River+

Multi-unit, multi-array hydrokinetic power systems are deployed in open

rivers to generate baseload renewable power ranging from 50 kW-70 MW in


Partners of Hydro Green Energy

• AA Precision Machine Company – manufacturing and machining of the turbine shafts,

hubs and nose cones

• Aluminum Alloys – foundry for blade pour

• Balch & Bingham – legal (energy)

• Bond & Smyser, LLP – legal (corporate)

• Fabiani & Company – federal lobbying & policy support

• Hatch Energy – engineering, licensing & regulatory work

• Knight Piesold – project development, engineering assistance

• Manley Brothers – marine engineering, installation of Hydro+

• Mason & Petruzzi – legal (intellectual property)

• National Hydropower Association – federal affairs, industry relationships, education

• Normandeau Associates – environmental, regulatory consultants

• Portable Barge Service – surveys, barge assembly for the hydrokinetic units, installation

• RKB Consulting – federal lobbying & policy support

• Tech Transfer, Inc. – design and modeling assistance for Lock+

• Texas A&M – co-op program for engineering students and staff

• TC American – steel fabricator for the superstructure, turbine assembly

• Wilson Sonsini – legal, IP, funding, high level relationships

About Our Patented HK Turbine

Overview: The First Project

• City of Hastings, MN 4.4 MW hydroelectric facility

• A surface-mounted array of hydrokinetic turbines

• 2 units: nameplate capacity of 100 kW and 150 kW

• Up to a 5.7% increase in existing plant capacity

• First commercially-operational, FERC-licensed HK plant in U.S.

• Can be duplicated at hydro sites worldwide

Hastings Project Parts & Assembly

Hastings Project Parts & Assembly

Hastings Project Parts & Assembly

Hastings Project Parts & Assembly



The Project Site: Hastings, MN

Before & After

The Project Site Again

Tour for Brigadier General Michael Walsh (MVD Commander)

and Colonel Jon Christensen (St. Paul Commander)

Lock+ Technology

What is Lock+ Technology?

• Patented, power-generating lock door that is deployed in the

downstream portion of an auxiliary or active navigational lock

• Uses “head effect” of upper and lower pools at L&D

• Baseload renewable power

• Costs from $2,550 to $3,500/kW installed

• Projects sizes from 5 MW to 20 MW

• Unobtrusive, removable and synched with Corps’ operations

• First technology of its type in the world

• Hundreds of sites world-wide, including Southeast U.S.

Lock+ Sites

Vidalia and Vicksburg Projects

• 5 MW projects initially

• 12-20 feet in diameter units

• ~$3,000/kW installed

• Pilot licensing to begin in May or June 2009

• File pilot license with FERC in September 2009

• Local manufacturing of units

• Begin installation in 2010

• Relicensing/full project

build out in 2014

Vidalia Project

Vicksburg Project

Vidalia and Vicksburg Projects:

Next Steps

• Conduct current velocity survey and bathymetry data

gathering; reviewing proposal now

• CFD modelling

• Engineering report projections

• Nameplate capacity, net energy, incentives, etc.

• Power Purchase Agreements

• Licensing underway

• Equipment fabrication,

installation and commissioning:

local jobs!

Contact Information

Mark R. Stover

Vice President

Corporate Affairs

877-556-6566 x-711



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