DOE's First Major Recovery Act-Funded Water Power Project Completed

Posted by Francisco / on 04/21/2011 / 0 Comments

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Los Alamos County Completes Abiquiu Hydropower Project, Bringing New Clean Energy Resources to New Mexico


April 21, 2011


U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu issued the following statement on the completion and startup today of the Abiquiu Hydropower Project in New Mexico – the first hydropower project funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act to be completed nationwide.


"Today marks a major milestone in securing America’s clean energy future as we celebrate the completion of the Department of Energy’s first major Recovery Act-funded water power project. By increasing renewable energy output at existing hydropower facilities, we can create clean energy jobs, bolster our nation’s economic competitiveness, and contribute to America’s diverse energy portfolio," said Secretary Chu. "The Abiquiu Low-Flow Turbine Hydropower Project highlights the clean energy potential and local economic benefits that come with the environmentally responsible use of our rivers."


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