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Utilities

Water Treatment Facility Energy Generation#

Solar Power#

Solar panels at water treatment facility

The Water Treatment Facility has a photovoltaic generation system on-site that produces approximately 100 kilowatts to help offset utility electric power needed to run the plant. Power from the solar field meets about 4% of the facility’s power needs.

Micro-Hydro Generation#

Micro-hydro generator

The facility also has a 75-kilowatt micro-hydroelectric generator, which generates power using the incoming water pressure from Horsetooth Reservoir. The micro-hydro unit meets about 20% of the facility’s power needs.