Video: Fish Protection Profile - The Center Sender

October 5, 2022

Natel Energy’s Center Sender won third place in the DOE's Fish Protection Prize contest in 2020. The Center Sender guides fish away from underwater turbines' most dangerous areas using an electrified cantilevered bar rack—a physical/electrical device that guides fish to the safest path through a hydropower intake or water diversion.

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