Hydropower

Small-Hydro Units Move Toward Manufacturing Base

Internal Hydro International (IHDR) is receiving separate proposals from a final two manufacturing entities, for the production of the Energy Commander V (EC V) low-impact hydro 30-kilowatt (kW) units for North American production. The manufacturers, located in the southern U.S., are both capable of bringing to production the 500 units of the EC V during the first year of domestic production, and expanding production in the future.

Both manufacturers are known within the production modes of the energy business of North America. IHDR is projecting full unit production beginning in June 2006 and has interviewed other energy parts manufacturing entities, along with the two remaining entities it has chosen for final approval. Such entities are committed to be the source manufacturing for the environmentally friendly small hydro units to be acceptable in North America. The actual manufacture of the EC V energy unit in production is expected to exceed 2,000 units by the second year, at a cost of $7,500 per unit, and annual revenue projected at $17,500 per unit. IHDR’s senior management is interviewing the final two entities for such a contract, projected to be commensurate with first unit deployment at the end of April 2006. The EC V units use the natural flows of water from dams, water pipelines, streams and rivers, along with the multiple uses in industrial flows in wood-pulp, chemical, lumber, mining, textile, steel production, oil refining, utility plants, cooling systems, and other uses defined by our potential end users. IHDR’s EU Partner, Cm2 is prepared to produce all units required for the EU, and the U.S. as required. However, with the potential demand and the production partners available in the U.S., IHDR may select a U.S. manufacturer for such deployment. With more than 500 units projected and targeted in the first year of production for the U.S. and more than 2,000 for the second year, the domestic market will mean an ongoing production and entry of a steady source of revenue in an energy unit that exists without competition. The EC V used the positive displacement system, patented to IHDR.