Unlocking Water’s Natural Power with Distributed Hydropower

Emrgy Inc. is redefining hydropower through the introduction of distributed turbine “arrays”, which use the same deployment attributes that have enabled the solar power industry to grow exponentially in recent decades: modularity and flexibility.

In an energy economy shifting toward distributed, yet often intermittent, renewables, Emrgy’s unique hydropower innovation enables continuous, reliable clean energy generation in existing water infrastructure such as irrigation, water conveyance, or municipal waterways — without the need for constructing dams or modifying the infrastructure in any way. Emrgy has installed the first distributed hydropower array in Denver, Colorado and is now scaling its business through a worldwide manufacturing and sales agreement with GE Renewable Energy.

Join BCRES in welcoming Emrgy’s founder, Emily Morris, who will provide an overview of distributed hydropower and the advantages and risks associated with open canal deployment. Emily will also discuss how distributed hydropower may be applied within Colorado’s energy mix.

About the speaker:

Emily Morris is the Founder & CEO of Emrgy Inc., an energy technology company that is disrupting distributed power generation and delivery using modular hydropower systems. Since founding Emrgy in 2014, Emily has secured over $7 million in funding to bring Emrgy’s solution to market.

Emily comes to Emrgy from AMT, Inc., where she managed over $10 million in research contracts to build new technologies for energy, military, and transportation innovation over 6 years. Emily has been active in a range of entrepreneurial activities and has founded, advised, and/or led multiple startup for-profit and non-profit ventures totaling over $1 million in annual proceeds. The Atlanta Business Chronicle named Emily “Top 30 Under 30” in 2015, and she was awarded the Female Entrepreneur Award at WICERs 2016.

Emily graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Human and Organizational Development with a Minor in Corporate Strategy from Vanderbilt University. In her community, Emily serves on the Board of Directors for Blue Skies Ministries, Inc. as well as a Childcare Volunteer Coordinator for the City of Refuge women’s homeless shelter.


Free event parking is available in Lot 556 (now behind the SEEC building on the East side)

The West Entrance Circle Lot (550) is now only for unloading and short-term parking. What was formerly Lot 556 is now pay-to-park at all times.

6:30 Arrive, Light refreshments
7:00 Announcements, followed by the presentation
8:15 Questions, networking, wrap-up, and clean-up

During the Announcements portion of the evening, we certainly encourage you to share info on upcoming events and/or job postings related to your organization or other organizations. If you have something you want to share with the group, and if you want that info posted on our Announcement slides, please send the info via email to bcres@cres-energy.org.

The Colorado Renewable Energy Society (CRES) is dedicated to the advancement of all forms of renewable energy (RE), energy efficiency (EE), and their synergy with sustainability and economic development.