New York, NY, June 15, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- Rentricity Inc., the innovative in-pipe hydropower clean energy company located in New York City has commenced its first project in the State of Utah. Rentricity’s Flow-to-Wire™ system captures excess pressure and flow within gravity-fed water distribution pipelines, converting it into clean energy for the electric grid or the customer's onsite use. The four sites located within the Richmond Irrigation Company (RIC) in Utah represent the first in the state adding to Rentricity’s portfolio of projects in California, Canada, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Idaho, New York and New Hampshire.
The RIC project, which is part of a new irrigation pipeline upgrade, involves energy recovery at two distinct sites. The two sites are targeted to generate more than 300 kilowatts of clean electricity. “RIC is excited about the opportunity to use our irrigation flows to also create clean energy offsetting operating costs for our system,” says Terry Spackman, President. “The project will provide conduit-based irrigation water for our consortium members and make RIC a net exporter of power to the grid” he added. Eric Franson, Managing Partner of Franson Civil Engineers adds, “Rentricity continues to be our best choice to fully integrate the pipeline and energy recovery portions of the project.”
“Rentricity is excited to start work in Utah which is the Company’s first in the state,” said Al Spinell, Co-founder and Advisor. He added “The Company continues to see rising interest in the high capacity and strong paybacks in Rentricity’s in-pipe hydro solution which can provide predictable, clean electricity to the grid or within buildings.” Over 100 billion gallons of water a day flows through pipes for agriculture and represents a huge market for in-pipe clean energy recovery.
Rentricity is now entertaining inquiries from the dairy, chemical, oil and gas industry, pharmaceutical and food processing industry; all large users of gravity-fed water with corporate sustainability objectives.
About Rentricity Inc.
Rentricity Inc. (www.rentricity.com) is the nation’s leader in producing clean, renewable energy from hydrokinetic applications in potable drinking water distribution systems, irrigation and industrial water systems. The Company, a graduate of NYC’s cleantech incubator, the Accelerator for a Clean & Renewable Economy (NYC ACRE), is based at 175 Varick Street, New York, NY 10013.
About Franson Civil Engineering
Franson Civil Engineers is a Utah corporation with offices located in American Fork. Founded in 1989, the firm's entire focus is on water resources engineering. FCE engineers and senior staff have spent their entire careers working with water resource development and have extensive experience in planning, environmental documents, design, construction management, and operation and maintenance of water-related projects.
About Richmond Irrigation System
The Richmond Irrigation Company is a nonprofit, mutual irrigation company and is not run by the City of Richmond.