Issue #2: 2017

Natel has released a video describing operation of the the Linear Pelton hydroEngine®.  Watch the full video here!


Natel Partners with Gracon, LLC to Develop Simplified Over-tailwater Civil Works

Natel has partnered with Gracon, LLC, a hydro development and construction services company, to develop a simplified over-tailwater civil works design.  The designs are scaled to be compatible with wide range of irrigation drop structures, and utilize the unique attributes of the hydroEngine to reduce excavation by 80% and civil work costs by 40%.  

Freedom Falls

Freedom Falls continued to operate consistently after flows returned following a long drought in Maine in 2016.  

Watch this 10-minute mini-documentary on The Lost Kitchen, the restaurant located in the Freedom Mill, which won a 2017 James Beard Award!

Natel Energy + NREL Project Selected for DOE Small Business Voucher Grant

The DOE Small Business Voucher program facilitates access to the DOE National Labs for American small businesses, enabling them to tap into lab resources to overcome critical technology challenges for their advanced energy products and gain a global competitive advantage. Natel and the National Renewable Energy Lab will work together on a project looking at the operational flexibility and value of distributed hydro on a changing grid.

Gia Schneider Presents at National Waterpower Week Conference

On May 1st, Gia Schneider joined a panel of industry experts at the National Hydropower Association’s annual conference in DC, as part of Waterpower Week, to discuss the vision for new, sustainable hydropower development in the nation’s future energy mix. Their panel was titled “50 GW by 2050: The Vision – Hydropower’s Resurgence”.

Natel Highlighted at the 2017 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

Saul Griffith, Co-Founder and CEO at the research laboratory Otherlab, cited Natel as one of the innovative technologies in the renewable energy sector that have been accelerated with government contracts. Watch the video here.

New Linear Pelton Information Available on the Natel Website

Natel has updated its website with more details on the Linear Pelton hydroEngine.  View the website to learn more!

Gia Schneider Wins “Woman with Hydro Vision” Award

Gia Schneider, Natel’s CEO, was recently selected as one of this year’s PennWell Hydro Group “Women with Hydro Vision” Awardees, designed to honor the most influential women in hydropower for their accomplishments and contributions to the industry. Gia was selected for her experience as an engineer, businesswoman, and community builder to advance the role of sustainable hydropower development. Read more about the award and nominees here.

Natel at the APEC Workshop in Hanoi 

Michael Spolum, Natel’s Regional Director of Business Development for South and Southeast Asia, addressed delegates from the 21 member nations of the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Forum at a workshop in Hanoi, Vietnam on May 11. The workshop was focused on the cross sectoral synergies between the environmental services and renewable energy sectors. 

2017 International Conference on Engineering and Ecohydrology for Fish Passage

Natel Energy will be participating in the 2017 Fish Passage Conference at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon from June 19th-21st, a forum for researchers and practitioners to exchange findings and experiences on fish passage issues. Please reach out if you are attending and would like to connect!

AEE Pathway to 2050 Annual Conference

Natel will be at the Advanced Energy Economy’s annual California energy policy event on June 21st, which brings together an influential group of advanced energy business leaders and state policy-makers. Hope to see you there!

HydroVision International 2017

Natel will have a booth at HydroVision June 26th to 28th in Denver, CO. It will be staffed with members of both our Commercial and Product Development team! Gia Schneider will be speaking on the panels for Thursday's Session 3D, "What Will Tomorrow's Hydropower Projects Look Like?" and Session 5C, "Opportunities for Collaboration Between River Current, Tidal and Low-Head Hydro". She will also be speaking at Friday's Session 6G, "Can Environmental Protection Technologies be Pre-Approved?"  Please stop by and visit us at booth 1909, or reach out to set up a meeting while you are there!

Natel is Hiring

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