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Enabling climate resilient hydropower while maintaining the health of watershed ecosystems and the communities who surround them.

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Gia Schneider

CEO at Natel Energy

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Employees 51–100
Headquarters Alameda, California, United States
Natel Energy has developed three systems enabling cost-effective production of low impact, distributed, reliable renewable energy, while maintaining the health of watershed ecosystems and the communities who surround them. HydroEngines are designed for high flows at low heads, generating electricity at or less than $0.05 for project sites as small as 1 MW. Restoration Hydro is an innovative development framework that incorporates the concept of biomimicry in the form of low-head, strategically-sited structures proven to restore watershed and ecological function. Upstream is a software platform providing services to monitor and measure natural resources for efficient project implementation. It allows for more efficient siting, screening, development, monitoring, and operation of sustainable, distributed hydropower, as well as accurate, up-to-date analysis of water resources for water managers, investors, and conservation entities.

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Press Mentions

March 23, 2022

Grist 50 2022: Meet the Fixers

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December 14, 2022

Natel Energy and MyHydro Kick Off First of Project to Bring Renewable Power to Africa’s Democratic Republic of Congo

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December 7, 2022

Landmark Study Confirms the Use of Novel Hydro Turbine to Protect the Endangered American Eel

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May 3, 2022

2022 World Changing Ideas Awards | Fast Company

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July 26, 2021

Natel Energy Raises $20M in Series B Funding

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