Turning Pressure into Energy and Dollars
Hillsboro’s first renewable energy project features the In-PRV. The system manages pressure for Hillsboro Water while generating up to 200,000 kWh of electricity per year that is fed back into the grid, offsetting the city’s cost of energy and helping to power the lights, concessions, and charging fleets at EV charging stations at the stadium complex.
This single In-PRV generates enough electricity to power 20 homes, which amounts to about a million dollars’ worth of electricity over the life of the project.
The City of Hillsboro expects payback on its investment within three years, but the return on this investment is more than financial. The system is also helping the city meet its climate action goals by reducing more than 162,000 pounds of carbon annually. The reduction equates to over 240,000 driven miles off the road every year.