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Volturnus Selected by U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for Microgrid Deployment

Updated: Apr 8, 2020


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Verterra Energy, developer of the scalable, modular water power technology "Volturnus", announced today that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) has selected its pioneering water power technology for deployment and testing on U.S. military bases. USACE Hydropower is the 5th largest electric supplier in the U.S. and the single largest renewable energy producer.

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“Volturnus has the potential to fundamentally change how we harness the power of flowing water on our planet.”

In 2018 the US Army Corps of Engineers, ERDC-CERL, began a research and demonstration project with small hydro generation units. The objective was to identify technology and evaluate whether hydro was a viable energy source to enhance resilience and preparedness of soldiers and fixed installations. Their findings suggest that emerging turbine designs could lead to hydro systems that are useful at multiple scales producing anywhere from around 20W at the soldier scale to 500kW at the installation level, all from a portable and scalable design.