Operator Assumes Control of Dahowa Hydroelectric Project
Greenwich, NY – Gravity Renewables, a leading national owner and operator of small hydroelectric projects, announced today that it has acquired the 10.5 megawatt (MW) Dahowa Hydroelectric Project located on the Batten Kill River in the town of Greenwich, Washington County, New York.
“Every hydropower project tells its own story,” said Ted Rose, Gravity Renewables’ CEO. “The Dahowa Project has been part of the region’s history and growth, and we look forward to ensuring that it will continue to be an important part of its future as well.”
The Project traces its roots back to a concrete dam located 3.5 miles from the confluence of the Batten Kill and Hudson Rivers and originally built in 1925. An earlier hydropower project was replaced with the current powerhouse and a 10.5 MW single unit turbine in 1991. A 2014 event rendered the plant inoperable from early 2014 until early 2016 when repairs and upgrades were completed, and the Project returned to safe operations. Today, the facility powers the equivalent of 3,000 homes annually.
About Gravity Renewables
Gravity Renewables is a leading national owner, operator and developer of small hydroelectric power plants. Small hydropower provides predictable, reliable, affordable clean energy that’s locally produced. By making a long-term commitment to these neighborhood facilities, Gravity restores and conserves important historical sites, employs local operators and promotes educational and recreational opportunities in the communities it serves. Gravity currently has more than 60 MW of hydroelectric projects operating and under development across the country. For more information, please visit www.gravityrenewables.com or contact us at 303.440.3378. Follow Gravity Renewables on Twitter or Facebook.