City Of Sheridan Applies For Grant To Construct Hydroelectric Power Project

In 2002, the City of Sheridan requested the Wyoming Water Development Commission to conduct a study of the City's water system to see if the system could be used to generate hydroelectric power. Acting City Utilities Director Chris Knodel…

The water must go through pressure-reducing valves in the pipelines; that energy is disbursed and lost. The valves could be replaced with turbines and then excess pressure may be used to generate electrical power. Mayor Dave Kinskey…

The Council passed a resolution authorizing a grant application to the WWDC for just over $800,000. That grant would fund two-thirds of the project costs and the City would have to come up with the rest of the money as a match. The total project cost is estimated at over $1.2 million.

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