Empowering Small Hydropower with ArcGIS
Track: Renewable Energy
Authors: Carrie McCrea
The State of Colorado is committed to the development of alternative power resources and wanted to quantify potential from small hydropower systems. In 2016, the CO Energy Office teamed with AmecFW to assess statewide energy opportunities within water delivery systems where PRVs reduce water pressure. Developing the inventory with ArcGIS tools enabled powerful visualization and analytics, and a customized geoportal enables water providers to interactively enter and extract information on a map.