Opportunities for agricultural producers, irrigation districts and other water users to develop small hydropower at existing water infrastructures will be covered in a Torrington roundtable and Wheatland workshop Tuesday, Feb. 17. The Wyoming Business Council and State Energy Office partnered with University of Wyoming Extension and the UW School of Energy Resources to develop the Wyoming Small Hydropower Handbook, which is the foundation of the discussion, said Milt Geiger, UW Extension energy coordinator.
Location and times are:
Torrington – 10 a.m., Platte Valley Bank Community Room, 2201 Main Street. Pastries and coffee served.
Wheatland – 6 p.m., First State Bank Community Room, 1405 16th Street. Coffee and dessert provided.
Geiger and Skylor Wade, the handbook’s lead author, will summarize the development process and typical characteristics of a feasible development opportunity.
“Small hydropower offers water users the opportunity to make our Wyoming waters work even harder, producing electricity while serving the needs of irrigators and municipalities,” said Geiger.