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Hydropower uses a renewable resource to generate energy and help reduce our carbon footprint. With the US push to increase hydropower capacity there is a renewed interest in both large and small hydropower projects. Since 1976, Lachel has assisted owners, engineers, developers, and contractors in various stages of the process to develop and maintain successful hydropower projects. Whether designing lake tap tunnels or inspecting existing facilities, Lachel’s staff brings the technical expertise and valuable experience needed for these exciting yet challenging hydropower projects.



Our expertise includes:

  • Outlet Works and Tunnels
  • Intake Shafts
  • Lake Tap
  • Underground Powerhouse


Take a look at a few examples of our recent hydropower projects:


Humpback Creek
Cordova Electric Cooperative, Inc. operates a 1.25 megawatt (MW) hydroelectric facility located approximately 5 miles north of Cordova, Alaska...


Lake Dorothy Hydroelectric
The Lake Dorothy Hydroelectric Project is being developed by Alaska Electric Light and Power (AEL&P) to meet Juneau, Alaska’s growing need for electricity...