Operational Demonstration Example Project

Mechasys Hydrokinetic System at Kirby Mill in Mansfield, Connecticut


Mechasys (formerly Windham Automated Machines) has developed an innovative turbine used to convert energy from flowing water in small rivers and streams to electricity. The demonstration project will be a 500 kW system comprising five turbine units to be installed at Kirby Mill in Mansfield, CT.


The Mechasys turbine is highly efficient, operates under diverse river flow conditions, and is cost-effective to manufacture, install, operate and maintain in “run-of-the-river, low head” conditions. Additionally, its design is environmentally friendly, utilizing a “fish friendly” propeller and it eliminates hydraulic systems and oil filled gear boxes which pose pollution problems.