Six MW new hydro added to existing USACE dam

Existing U.S. Army Corps of Engineers civil works facilities offer some of the best options for adding hydropower. As part of an integrated project delivery contract, we provided a full range of engineering services to support the development of a six-megawatt hydroelectric development at Mahoning Creek Dam from conception through construction. We overcame challenges involving financing and regulatory approvals, existing operational impacts, political perceptions and safety.

As part of our design, we performed comprehensive value engineering to develop options to reduce the overall project cost. We provided technical review and bid assistance for the equipment procurement contracts. Our engineering services during construction and commissioning delivered a completed project that was online five days prior to the federally required deadline, securing the federal funding that offset project costs.

Awards

American Council of Engineering Companies of Wisconsin
American Council of Engineering Companies of Wisconsin
Engineering Excellence Award 2014

Project

Mahoning Creek Hydroelectric Project

Client

Enduring Hydro, LLC

Expertise Provided

Construction
Energy
Military

Location

New Bethlehem, PA

From the Client

“Mead & Hunt did an outstanding job on this project, providing us with very professional and on-time performance. We were very impressed by the depth of their experience in all the engineering disciplines.”
Mark Garner
Director, Hydropower, Enduring Hydro, LLC