The Case for Hydropower
Electricity powers today’s modern world, and we’ve built our lives around its constant availability, hoping all the while that solutions are sustainable. Often, the most viable solutions are overlooked:
> Hydropower is a cost-effective, reliable, and renewable non-carbon source of energy.
> Hydropower is a viable alternative to natural gas and nuclear, and can mitigate the variability of intermittent renewables on existing power grids.
> Hydropower has a long and proven history, and offers an abundant, sustainable, hopeful energy future.
Last year, hydropower generated 4,306 terawatt hours of clean electricity, the greatest contribution from a renewable energy source ever.
Water Works 2020
Water Works hydropower white paper includes:
> An overview and survey
> SWOT assessment on costs and benefits
> Norway, a case study
> Look ahead - new and emerging technologies