KGS Group expands hydropower services with acquisition of hydro turbine testing company HPPE


Oct 11, 2022

KGS Group has acquired HydroPower Performance Engineering (HPPE), a hydro turbine testing company. HPPE provides a full range of hydroelectric testing services. Their experienced employees have in-depth knowledge of testing practices and standards gained through performing hundreds of tests across North America.

“HPPE offers comprehensive hydro testing services and is regarded as one of the most preeminent hydro testing companies in Canada and the U.S.,” said KGS President Rick Martin. “Their extensive testing expertise combined with our vast resources and seasoned hydro team is a well-matched pairing resulting in expanded, coordinated hydro services for our clients.”

Along with this acquisition, HPPE’s founder Albert Mikhail, P.Eng. joins the KGS team. Albert has over 40 years of experience in the hydroelectric power sector and has performed over 600 efficiency tests using various methodologies, many of which he developed himself. He was extensively involved in developing the testing methods for the International Water Sharing Agreement between Canada and the United States at Niagara Falls and is regarded as a leader in the field of hydroelectric turbine testing.

“Albert brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise in this unique service area,” said Martin. “His solid track record, dedication to quality and long-term relationships with clients meshes well with KGS Group’s core values, and we are pleased to have him on the KGS team.”

Learn more about KGS hydro performance testing services.