2008 Winners

Brookfield Power

In the summer of 2006, Brookfield Power launched a project at its 38-MW School Street hydropower plant in Cohoes, New York, designed to enhance the surrounding area and demonstrate the company’s commitment to the city.

With safety, security, and reliability issues more important than ever in the post-September 11 world, Chelan County Public Utility District (PUD) has pursued an extensive program of upgrades that improve facilities throughout its system.

The San Diego County Water Authority is a public agency working through its 24 member agencies to provide a safe, reliable water supply to support the region’s three million residents and $150 billion economy.

The Skagit River supports some of Washington’s most important and valuable fish resources, including habitats for Puget Sound Chinook, bull trout, and steelhead, all species listed under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

The Yuba County Water Agency’s Narrows 2 Flow Bypass demonstrates how utilities can work with state and federal organizations and other stakeholders to protect threatened species and enhance their own operations.