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Portland Now Generates Electricity From Turbines Installed In City Water Pipes

May 30, 2016View for printing

You'd be forgiven if the phrase "Portland goes green with innovative water pipes" doesn't immediately call to mind thoughts of civil engineering and hydro-electric power. And yet, that's exactly what Oregon's largest city has done by partnering with a company called Lucid Energy to generate clean electricity from the water already flowing under its streets and through its pipes.

by Rafi Schwartz

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Thanks to Geoff Badenoch for sharing and commenting: "If the City of Missoula is successful in acquiring the privately owned water system or not, I wonder if this something that would work in our community?"


Portland is now powered by water pipes and flushing toilets

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