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.
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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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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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 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 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 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.
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