Pleasant Grove mayor pushing hydroelectric project

Pleasant Grove mayor pushing hydroelectric project


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PLEASANT GROVE, Utah (AP) -- Pleasant Grove Mayor Mike Daniels is pushing to finish a key project before he leaves office in January: a small hydroelectric plant that generates power from the city's water supply.

Daniels has teamed up with a Lindon-based company, Power Innovations, to explore the possibility of harnessing the culinary water that flows down Battle Creek Mountain. Early indications are it could create enough electricity to power City Hall and other city buildings.

A similar, though simpler, hydroelectric plant operated in the area about 100 years ago.

Daniels said Sen. Bob Bennett, R-Utah, has added $1 million to a proposed 2010 congressional budget bill for the project.

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Information from: The Daily Herald

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