Jan 31, 2023
the first and is now the oldest large-scale source of renewable
energy that we’ve deployed worldwide. Hydropower offers a unique
set of advantages in the context of an entirely decarbonized energy
grid. It can offer storage capacity and be more consistent when
sources like wind and solar are not available.
Gia Schneider is the CEO of Natel Energy
, an innovative
company she co-founded with her brother, Abe, in 2009 that is
designing and implementing hydropower projects that both produce
affordable, clean, and renewable energy and leave the river
ecosystems they're set up in better off.
With this conversation, we’ll be working to understand
hydropower: its potential, its historic challenges
and limitations, and a path forward for wielding this resource
efficiently and restoratively.
👉 Since this interview in the fall of 2022, Natel Energy
has had some exciting updates:
with a contract to deliver four 1.9 meter fish-safe RHTs
to MyHydro for the first of 33 potential projects in the Democratic
Republic of Congo
Publication of study
outlining 100% survival of American eels passing
through the RHT in Transactions of the American Fisheries
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