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

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Preserving Freshwater Ecosystems & Tripling Renewables — With Hydropower
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Preserving Freshwater Ecosystems & Tripling Renewables — With Hydropower

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Natel Awarded DOE Funding to Expand Scientific Understanding of FishSafe Turbine Design
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Natel Awarded DOE Funding to Expand Scientific Understanding of FishSafe Turbine Design

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Landmark Study Confirms the Use of Novel Hydro Turbine to Protect the Endangered American Eel
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Landmark Study Confirms the Use of Novel Hydro Turbine to Protect the Endangered American Eel

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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 are applicable to hydro sites with up to 40 m (130 ft) head.

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RHT turbine install at Monroe Hydro
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Head

up to 40 m (130 ft)
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Efficiency

>90% peak efficiency
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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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