Free Flow Power is developing clean renewable energy generation at over 148 sites throughout the US.
Conventional Hydropower. Many of Free Flow Power’s proposed projects will use conventional technology to produce power on existing dams that do not currently have hydropower. Other projects, where there is sufficient naturally occurring head, would produce electricity by diverting a portion of a stream or river. These proposed projects are all “run-of-river” and do not involve impounding or blocking the flow of the water.
Pumped Hydropower Storage. Free Flow Power is pursuing pumped hydropower storage at several proposed sites east of the Mississippi River. Pumped hydro is the most proven, cost-effective means of providing grid-scale storage to balance peak and off-peak demand and to address the intermittent nature of wind and solar generation. None of Free Flow Power’s proposed pumped hydropower storage projects would involve impoundment of a major waterway.
Hydrokinetic Generation. Free Flow Power is investigating the development of hydrokinetic generation at 68 sites in the Mississippi River from the confluence of the Ohio River to the Gulf of Mexico. These proposed projects would use the velocity of the water to generate electricity without building a new dam or diversion. We expect to use technology we have developed for this purpose in these projects.