The Maine Governor's Energy Office has recently selected a team led by Kleinschmidt to update the state's inventory of existing and potential hydropower resources.
The 40-plus-year-old penstock supplying water to the 29-MW Rocky River pumped-storage plant was replaced with a smaller-diameter pipe that actually increases water flow to the plant, boosting power generation. (May, 2014)
Susan Ouellette of Kleinschmidt Associates won the top SHRM annual award for her work in human resources in Maine businesses. Ouellette won the HR Leader of the Year Award.
With proper safeguards, water currents can be harnessed out of sight. (December 2013/January 2014)
The new, state-of-the-art powerhouse sits adjacent to an existing powerhouse and more than doubles the plant's generating capacity from about 108 megawatts to more than 230 megawatts. The additional capacity is enough to power about 100,000 homes.
Kleinschmidt was honored with three National Hydropower Association (NHA) awards at NHA's annual President's Award Luncheon on April 23, 2013.
Kleinschmidt earned recognition as one of the Best Places to Work in both Maine and Pennsylvania for 2013. The Best Places to Work survey and awards program is a project of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) designed to recognize companies that have established and consistently fostered outstanding workplace environments.
The University of Maine's floating wind turbine prototype. Article by North American Windpower (June 2013)
Kleinschmidt uses SiltSoxx™ to create a new green stormwater infrastructure solution in Pennsylvania as chronicled in the Greenfield Report.
Kleinschmidt, serving on the UMaine Consortium’s Permitting and Policy Team, is providing permitting services related to the deployment of the 1/8 scale test turbines in state waters.