Bill Munch Web Page
Here, Bill munch is extolling the virtues of Chittenden Falls HEP to Will Fay.
Will Fay, Bill Munch and Celesty are dropping through the trap door to observe the Chittenden Falls turbines.
Bill Munch is admiring his handiwork. This is one of many hydroelectric stations that he brought on line.
Our good friend, Bill Munch, explaining the Valatie Falls No. 2 turbine to Celesty and Will
Bill Munch, Celesty, Ronnie and Will at Stottsville. Bill was advising them on site development scenarios.
Bill doesn't like his picture being taken!!
Here, Bill Munch is explaining the benefit of 45 degree sloping racks to Will Fay. King Tut is in the background barking out orders. When the racks are at a 45 degree slope, the water's velocity rolls the trash up the slope of the racks, to the top, where it is easily removed. Peter Clark's Collins site was the first time I saw 45 degree racks installed.
March 31st, 2012:
It is with great duress that I inform you that my friend and mentor, William (Bill) Munch has passed away. Bill started out in the hydro business in the 30s and 40s building hydroelectric plants with his father. He was a great electrical engineer. He built the electrical switchgear for the Valatie Falls, Thorndike and Tannery Pond HEPs among many. Bill was the guy we all called with an arcane, unsolvable electrical problem. He always knew the answer! Attached is a wonderful photo of Bill and my kids, Celeste, Ronnie and Will. He hated having his photo taken. Here he is advising them on how to rebuild an old turbine. I will miss this gentle, shy, brilliant, generous, good hearted giant of a man and his easy going smile. The funeral arrangements are being made. I will let you know when and where and what his family's arrangements will be.