Monroe Hydro Project

Culver, Oregon
Project Stats
300 kW
RHT Unit Size:
PIT D190
5 m (16 ft)
Commission Date:
September 2020

The Monroe Hydro Project is a first-of-its-kind hydropower design making use of an existing irrigation canal and Natel’s fish-safe turbine technology to generate a projected 1,070 MW of reliable, renewable energy annually to serve Central Oregon communities via the local grid. Multiple scientific tests conducted by Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) demonstrated 100% safe fish passage at Monroe Hydro thanks to the implementation of Natel's Restoration Hydro Turbine (RHT), confirming the RHT’s ability to restore biodiversity while generating carbon-free energy.