Not all hydropower is created equal.

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We’re creating a new kind of climate-resilient hydropower that prioritizes biodiversity alongside energy generation using fish-safe turbines, techniques from river restoration, and AI-powered decision making tools.

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Restoration Hydro Turbine spinning.
Pique Action releases a micro documentary about Natel Energy
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Pique Action releases a micro documentary about Natel Energy

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In a Win for Clean Energy and Biodiversity, New Studies Raise the Bar on Fish Safety for Hydropower
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In a Win for Clean Energy and Biodiversity, New Studies Raise the Bar on Fish Safety for Hydropower

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TIME Features Natel: Meet the Siblings Making Hydropower That Actually Protects Rivers and Fish
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TIME Features Natel: Meet the Siblings Making Hydropower That Actually Protects Rivers and Fish

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Video: Our Planet is Facing Twin Crises of Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss
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Video: Our Planet is Facing Twin Crises of Climate Change and Biodiversity Loss

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Why Hydro is Key to the Energy Transition, Even in the Face of Drought

In the National Hydropower Association's Powerhouse, Gia Schneider explains how recent data underscores hydropower's reliability, and how beavers can guide us in the low-carbon energy transition.

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Our Technology

The Restoration Hydro Turbine (RHT) is designed to be the most fish-safe, high-performance, compact turbine in the world, reducing permitting and installation costs, while supporting downstream fish passage.

Restoration Hydro Turbine installed in Monroe, Oregon.

Head

2-20m

Power

30 kW to 30+ MW per project

Fish-Safe

>99% safe fish passage

Featured Projects

We acquire and upgrade operating hydropower assets and develop new low-impact, sustainable hydropower projects to deliver reliable renewable energy, while restoring watershed function.

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Careers with Natel Energy

We seek highly skilled people from diverse backgrounds who are excited about renewable energy and sustainability to join our team.

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