Thursday, February 3, 2011

Micro-hydro spooling up: Logan city project will power 185 homes

Logan Light & Power hopes to kill multiple birds with one stone when its new hydroelectric generator goes online in the near future.

The facility, installed last week on the culinary water pipeline at the mouth of Logan Canyon, will provide enough electricity to power nearly 200 homes while emitting no carbon into the atmosphere. Currently Logan gets 23.7 percent of its electricity from renewable sources. Some comes from the Colorado River, some from a wind turbine facility in Wyoming, and an increasing amount comes from hydroelectric systems in Logan Canyon.