SMART WATER
CLEAN ENERGY
BETTER WORLD

We help you turn water into energy.
Then, you turn it into revenue.
Or power your own utility.
Or power a nearby school or stadium.

 

All while precisely managing pressure.

TURN WATER PRESSURE INTO ENERGY

If you use pressure reducing valves to reduce pressure for potable or wastewater, you could be converting that pressure into electricity and revenue. Precision pressure control, lower operating costs, more efficient and redundant operations, and renewable clean energy for your community – it’s all possible with the In-PRV from InPipe Energy.

INTRODUCING
THE IN-PRV

The In-PRV® is exactly what water engineers want – easy to install and operate, and located alongside a PRV in a bypass so it’s redundant to the existing PRV. We’ve combined smart control software with commercially-proven hardware that’s reliable and cost-effective and provides 24/7 data.

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U.S. and International Patents Pending

CASE STUDIES

INPIPE ENERGY HITS GRAND SLAM POWERING HILLSBORO STADIUM

Our In-PRV is generating electricity to power lighting and EV charging stations at the Hillsboro Stadium while reducing water loss, carbon, tax payers’ money, and the planet. Hear the story in this 3-minute video.

Read the Micro-Hydropower White Paper on this project.

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THE IN-PRV IMPROVES RESILIENCE
AT SKAGIT PUD
Our In-PRV is managing pressure and reducing electricity costs at the Division Street booster pump station in Mt. Vernon, Washington.

“Converting excess water pressure into clean, renewable energy is a win for the environment and our ratepayers. Environmental stewardship is one of our core values and we want to preserve our region’s natural resources. As a public utility, we’re always looking to innovate and create greater efficiencies in the operation of our water system, and the East Division Street micro-hydro project checks all the boxes.” 

– George Sidhu, Skagit PUD General Manager.

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BENEFITS OF THE IN-PRV SYSTEM

EXTENDS THE LIFE OF INFRASTRUCTURE WHILE REDUCING NON-REVENUE WATER
REDUCES OPERATING COSTS AND CREATES A REVENUE STREAM
INCREASES UTILITY RESILIENCY
PROVIDES LOWER COST, CARBON-FREE ALTERNATIVE TO GRID-BASED POWER
HELPS WATER DEPARTMENTS MEET CLIMATE AND SUSTAINABILITY MANDATES
TURNKEY INTEGRATION, MEETS REGULATORY, SAFE WATER AND ELECTRIC UTILITY REQUIREMENTS

TURN A WASTE STREAM
INTO A REVENUE STREAM

InPipe Energy makes it easy for water utilities to accurately manage pressure while efficiently converting wasted pressure into energy that can be used for operations, emergency backup power for net metering, or sale to the electric utilities. 

OUR MOST VALUABLE RESOURCE

At InPipe Energy, we believe the best way to foster a sustainable water supply is to be ready to mediate the effects of aging infrastructure and grid disruptions. The In-PRV does both. It creates energy on-site while managing pressure, providing grid-independent power as it reduces water loss. We build resilience into water management.

 

PRECISE PRESSURE MANAGEMENT

The In-PRV provides redundancy for existing valves and gives water managers precise control over the pressure in the pipeline during both high and low-flows – something older PRVs don’t provide. The dashboard provides real-time, continuous data on flow, upstream/downstream pressure and energy production.

 

SYSTEM LONGEVITY

The new level of precision pressure eliminates chatter, vibration and pressure pulses that can lead to leaks and water loss. And because it monitors operations around the clock, maintenance needs are significantly minimized.

 

RELIABILITY

The product combines smart control software with commercially-proven hardware that is reliable, cost-effective and readily available. All components – including microturbines, control valves and piping are safe for use in water pipelines.

 

ENERGY SAVINGS

Instead of burning off excess pressure through friction like a traditional valve, the In-PRV converts it into electricity that can be used by the water agency, or routed to the grid to help offset rising energy costs and generate recurring revenue.

WE SHARE THE LOAD

In the first steps of our process, our in-house experts do the heavy lifting for you. We conduct the preliminary feasibility report for your chosen site that includes hydraulic analysis, an energy assessment, a carbon offset analysis, and a summary of potential revenue – for free.

AN EFFICIENT PROCESS

1

HYDRAULIC,  ENERGY, CARBON & REVENUE ANALYSIS

2

FINANCIAL ESTIMATE

3

DESIGN PROPOSAL

4

CONTRACT

5

REGULATORY/ PERMITTING SUBMITTALS

6

INSTALLATION & GRID CONNECTION

MEET THE TEAM

Our business and technical team has a long and successful track record working in the renewable energy and water sectors. We’ve commercialized energy projects for multiple water agencies and have worked with electric utilities and engineering firms interested in energy efficiency.

GREGG SEMLER

Founder and CEO

Gregg is a veteran entrepreneurial leader with extensive experience in the clean energy and water sectors. He brings more than two decades of executive leadership skills to InPipe Energy. Since 2000, he has led efforts to build companies offering innovative new products into the energy and water markets. Gregg earned his BA from Columbia and his MBA from Dartmouth’s Tuck School.

CAITLIN FORINASH

Lead Engineer

Caitlin has nearly a decade of experience in renewable energy, including micro-hydro and wind power. Previously, she worked at Vestas American Wind Technology. She earned her BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Portland and an MS in Mechanical Engineering Design and Renewable Energies from Oregon State University.

AMY PEARL

Marketing Manager

Amy has extensive experience creating, launching and marketing strategic innovations in corporate, government, NGO, and education organizations. She brings 30+ years of entrepreneurial leadership and management skills to InPipe Energy. She holds a BS from PSU and an MAT from Willamette University.

MICKEY CONNOR

Director of Product Development

Mickey brings over 10 years of experience in new technology development, having led product development from concept to commercialization. He has worked at startups and Fortune 500 companies, including GE Water. He holds a B.S. from University of Michigan and an MBA from San Diego State University. He is a USPTO patent agent, holds his P.E. license, and has 12 patents filed.

DAVID FROST

Business Development

David has been commercializing renewable energy technologies for over 20 years, working in a range of roles at renewable energy developers, including PPM Energy, Cycle Power Partners and Energy Unlimited . David earned his BS at Columbia University, holds an MS in Engineering from Stanford University and an MBA from Harvard University.

SUSAN PRIDDY

Operations

Susan brings over 20 years of experience in operations, product development, and quality assurance to InPipe Energy. Her technical understanding and common sense attitude enable her to manage projects and installation sites with exceptional results. Susan earned a BS in Engineering Technology from The University of Memphis and an MBA from National University.

BILL STEELE

Finance

Bill is a veteran leader and entrepreneur from the renewable energy industry. He formerly served as the director of finance at Lucid Energy where he oversaw the budget, plan and tracking of company resources. He received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

REQUEST A COMPLIMENTARY RENEWABLE ENERGY ANALYSIS

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Call: 310-906-0783

Connect: info@inpipeenergy.com

HQ in Portland, OR

WHAT COULD BE MORE SUSTAINABLE?