Issue #5: 2017

Upstream Tech, a geospatial analytics company, joined Natel!  Read more below.


Upstream Tech Joins the Natel Team

Upstream, an innovative geospatial analytics company focused on efficient, informed, and sustainable natural resource management, has joined the Natel Energy team! Upstream and Natel are partnering to mobilize economic forces that drive environmental good in both the water and renewable energy spaces. 

For hydropower customers, the collaboration will expand the services that Natel can provide with respect to efficient siting, screening, development, monitoring and operation of sustainable distributed hydropower – both retrofits into existing infrastructure as well as new Restoration Hydro.

For water managers, conservation organizations, water investors and other entities with an interest in more accurate, up-to-date analysis of water resources, Upstream offers a suite of technologies that are combined into an easy to use, cohesive dashboard. Upstream will also be working closely with Natel’s development team to create repeatable, economically viable projects by leveraging Upstream’s platform to scale Natel’s Restoration Hydro framework.

Higher Capacity Hydraulic Loop Commissioned

Natel commissioned a new hydraulic test facility capable of continuously running hydroEngines® at full head and flow.  The upgraded test facility will enhance Natel’s ability to conduct performance and durability testing on full-scale machines in advance of field installations. 

Assembly Commences for Linear Pelton hydroEngine

Natel commenced assembly of its first commercial-scale Linear Pelton hydroEngine.  The unit will be subjected to durability testing on Natel’s hydraulic test facility, with field installation planned for 2018. 

Hydraulic Loop / Linear Pelton Progress Slideshow

Natel has released a slideshow showing construction of the hydraulic testing facility and Linear Pelton hydroEngine build.  View the slideshow here

Upstream Founders Featured in Forbes

Upstream’s cofounders Alden Keefe Sampson and Marshall Moutenot were featured in the Forbes “30 Under 30 In Energy 2018: Fueling A More Sustainable Future“. The list highlights “the most promising individuals working across the broad field of anything even tangentially ‘energy’ related.”

“Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution”, Featuring Natel, Premiers on HBO

On December 11th at 8pm, the documentary film “Happening: A Clean Energy Revolution” will debut on HBO. Featuring Natel, “Happening” highlights innovators, entrepreneurs, and communities leading the clean energy transition. See more information on the documentary and upcoming screenings  here.

Natel Featured in Hydro Review

The hydroEngine is featured in the latest issue of Hydro Review! Check out the full article here.

NHA California Regional Conference

Natel attended this year’s NHA California Regional Conference on December 5th in San Ramon. Gia Schneider moderated the panel “Small Hydro in CA: How Can We Accelerate Development?”

Marshall Moutenot Speaks at the MIT Water Conference

Marshall Moutenot, Co-Founder of Upstream, spoke at this year’s annual MIT Water Conference on November 6th focused on the food-water nexus. Marshall participated in the “Uncertain Water Future” panel, focusing on Upstream’s work to help make more informed decisions about conservation of our freshwater ecosystems and ensuring sufficient supply for freshwater consumers. Check out more on the conference here.

Natel participates in the US-Israel-India Business Forum

Gia Schneider spoke on a panel at the took part this November in the U.S.-Israel-India Business Forum on November 13, 2017, an event aiming to increase economic cooperation, strengthen connectivity among the business communities and advance projects and policy ideas in key sectors, including cybersecurity, water, smart transportation, and other technologies. More information on the Forum, the U.S.-India Business Council, and the U.S.-Israel Business Initiative can be found here.

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