Lucid Energy just agreed to terms with Portland Water Bureau that will begin the permitting process for construction of the first hydroelectric system installed in the cities pipelines.

Lucid Energy Inc. is a provider of renewable energy systems. Lucid Energy’s patented LucidPipe Power System enables industrial, municipal and agricultural facilities to generate clean, reliable, low-cost electricity from their gravity-fed water pipelines and effluent streams.

“We are very pleased to kick-off the first LucidPipe project in Portland,” said Gregg Semler, President and CEO of Lucid Energy Inc. “We’re seeing a lot of interest in our product from communities and water utilities around the world, so it’s exciting that Portland will be among the first to complete an installation. It really speaks to Portland’s understanding about the importance of the convergence of water and energy in building a sustainable economy and it will set an example for water agencies all over the world that, like Portland, are looking to reduce energy costs and embrace clean energy and smart water innovation.”(

Lucid Energy is working on projects in New York, Texas, California, Oregon, Canada and Israel.