To turn millions of miles of gravity-fed water pipelines around the world into generators of clean, environmentally-friendly, renewable energy from in-pipe hydropower.
We envision a future where in-pipe hydropower is a widely available form of renewable energy that helps reduce reliance on fossil fuels while making water delivery more economically sustainable.
The LucidPipe™ Power System spins gravity into renewable energy by harvesting an otherwise untapped resource: excess pressure in gravity-fed water pipelines.
We designed LucidPipe with municipal water agencies in mind. After years of research, development and discussions with water managers across the country, we developed and patented a unique, spherical, in-pipe hydropower turbine that generates electricity without removing all of the pressure or disrupting water delivery. Because the turbines operate inside of pipes, LucidPipe doesn’t harm ecosystems. This hydropower is clean, consistent and controlled by the water agency.
Dr. Nina Bergan French, CEO
is a successful energy industry entrepreneur with more than 37 years of experience in energy technology and business development. She founded and led Clean Coal Solutions, LLC and Sky+ Ltd. and managed energy-related projects for Sandia National Labs from 1981 to 1995. She holds a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering and is a licensed PE.
Ron Peters, Director of Engineering
leads the technical team in the development of the LucidPipe Power System product line. He is a multiple-patent-holding innovator with more than 25 years of experience in developing low and high volume electromechanical systems across numerous industries. He holds a BSME.
Bill Kelly, Consultant
is a veteran water industry leader with a broad range of business and utilities experience. He is the former President of Isle Utilities and was responsible for establishing the growing Isle Inc. Company presence in North America. He has also served as a senior advisor at SkyH20 and Clean Power Capital.
Dr. Igor Palley, Consultant
was the principal developer of the first large-scale prototypes for Lucid Energy and is the co-inventor of several of Lucid Energy’s patents. He has 36 years of industrial design and mechanical engineering experience, including serving as senior principal scientist for Honeywell International/Allied Signal Inc. He holds a doctorate in applied mechanics and a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering