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Engineers use hydropower from Red Rock Dam to generate clean and reliable electricity

March 05, 2021

By Thomas Andrews and Rachael Bisnett

Thomas Andrews and Rachael Bisnett discuss the addition of hydropower at the Red Rock Dam which will provide electricity for the next 100 years in Civil Engineering Source

The addition of hydroelectric power to the existing Red Rock Dam on Iowa’s Des Moines River presented engineers with the opportunity to use an untapped resource to generate clean and reliable power. Although the original design of the dam had not anticipated hydropower, the changes recently enacted will provide electricity to the surrounding communities for the next 100 years.

Read the full article in Civil Engineering Source.

  • Thomas Andrews

    With a breadth of experience in hydroelectric power and dam projects—as well as all associated tunnels, civil work, and transmission—Thomas leads projects and teams in Stantec’s Energy group.

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  • Rachael Bisnett

    Rachael leads dam modification projects with a focus on risk informed decision-making—as a geotechnical engineer with domestic and international hydroelectric project experience, she specializes in performing risk analyses to assess dam safety.

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