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Rainbow Falls Hydropower Facility Project featured in Hydro Review

The 2.6-MW Rainbow Falls Hydropower Facility in New York suffered significant damage during Hurricane Irene. Hydro Review featured an article written by our Hydropower Discipline Leader Caroline R. Wheadon, PMP, which details the work LaBella performed to bring the hydroelectric project back to full generating capacity.

Article excerpt: “LaBella Associates became involved in 2014, when the owner assembled a team to oversee and manage the plant restoration project. LaBella provided comprehensive project management services, developing detailed schedules and cost forecasts and providing technical design oversight and field construction and commissioning coordination. LaBella also designed several plant support and auxiliary systems. In parallel, LaBella was retained to design a dam spillway resurfacing solution in 2014 and 2015. From 2016 to 2018, LaBella provided project management, field construction oversight and engineering administration.”

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Flooding during Hurricane Irene in 2011
Morning After Hurricane Irene
About the Author
Caroline Wheadon
Hydropower Discipline Leader

Caroline has over 18 years of experience in engineering and environmental consulting, mostly for the power and utility sector. She is LaBella’s Hydropower Discipline Leader and has specialized expertise in project estimating and financial management. Caroline has experience in numerous aspects of a project from technical design, to field construction and project management. Her knowledge also extends into hydroelectric generation and transmission line regulatory processes and requirements.