Opportunities to generate electricity exists in our natural waterbodies as well as in our water supply/distribution systems.  Natural waterbodies with high volume of flow and/or high head differential provide good opportunities for low-head and run-of-river type hydro electricity generation.  Hydraulic energy recovery at reservoirs, outfalls and pressure reducing valve stations can be cost effective when pump-as-turbine strategies are applied.  Associated Engineering can provide the full range of services required to study, optimize, develop, permit and engineer small hydropower projects.

  • Aaron McCartie

    Aaron McCartie P.Eng., CEM

    Manager, Energy & Mechanical

    • I plan and design sustainable/renewable energy systems to create a greener future. Taking innovative ideas and turning them into successfully delivered projects though creativity, intelligent design and sound business cases is incredibly rewarding.
    • In my downtime, a relaxing night hanging out with family and friends is perfection. I love working in my yard, camping, hiking, snowboarding, hockey, golf, and wrenching on and driving cars.
  • Clients

    City of Grandforks
    City of Nanaimo
    City of Toronto
    Metro Vancouver
    Windriver Corporation