Mary Jo Miller from our Portland office and Jonn Kauffman of our Anchorage office are in Juneau today and tomorrow attending the National Hydropower Association‘s Regional meeting, where Mary Jo is participating on a panel discussing funding mechanisms available for building hydropower projects. Mary Jo will present a case study describing the various loan, grant, and tax incentive funds used by one of our clients, the Central Oregon Irrigation District, to replace its existing porous open irrigation canal with an underground steel pipe combined with a 5MW hydropower system. The project will conserve water supply, increase river flow and water quality for local fish and wildlife species, and generate clean power for the local community. COID accessed eight different sources of funding to make this project a reality. Mary Jo’s case study presentation is available here.