High-performance, FishSafe™ engineering

WHAT WE DO

Natel specializes in data-driven hydraulic design of FishSafe™ hydropower turbines.  We conduct feasibility studies and scale model testing and partner with turbine manufacturing companies to implement our designs at large and small hydro projects.

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Natel wins Global Energy Show Canada's Excellence in Power Generation Award
Awards

Natel wins Global Energy Show Canada's Excellence in Power Generation Award

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Natel co-founder Gia Schneider confirmed as IHA Board Member
Announcements

Natel co-founder Gia Schneider confirmed as IHA Board Member

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Gia Schneider selected as of the 75 Most Influential People in Hydropower
Press

Gia Schneider selected as of the 75 Most Influential People in Hydropower

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FishSafe Turbines Are More Cost-Effective Than Exclusion Screens, Study Finds
Papers

FishSafe Turbines Are More Cost-Effective Than Exclusion Screens, Study Finds

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Close up of European freshwater mussel.
Featured Story

Why Safe Fish Passage Matters for Water Quality

Learn about the surprising and critical relationship between clean water, mussels, and fish passage in hydropower. This article by Director of External Affairs Kate Stirr was featured as the lead story in the NHA's POWERHOUSE publication.

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Our Technology

Natel's FishSafe™ Restoration Hydro Turbine (RHT) designs provide safe passage for fish and other aquatic organisms while meeting high performance metrics and matching standard installation configurations. Our designs

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RHT turbine install at Monroe Hydro

Head

up to 40 m (130 ft)

Efficiency

>90% peak efficiency

Fish Safety

98-100% safe fish passage
What we offer

FishSafe™ engineering services

Work with our team of experienced engineers to improve fish safety at the turbine or plant level.

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