HYDRO- Technology and Future


National Hydropower Association
Conventional hydropower has made huge contributions to the U.S. energy landscape, and there is a suite of new and advanced hydropower technologies that produce electricity in diverse ways. The National Hydropower Association promotes hydropower in all of its forms and supports legislative, regulatory and other policies to ensure the full range of established and developing hydro technologies grow and expand…Continue to learn>>  

– Pumped Storage   <<click image for details

– Conventional     <<click image for details

– Marine & Hydrokinetic    <<click image for details
– Conduit

In conduit hydropower, existing tunnels, canals, pipelines, aqueducts and other manmade structures that carry water are fitted with electric generating equipment. Conduit projects often qualify as small hydro, and are able to extract power from water without the need for a large dam or reservoir.

– Small Hydro    <<click image for details





Energy Department Awards up to $9.8 Million for Next-Generation Hydropower Technologies
The Energy Department today announced six organizations selected to receive up to $9.8 million in funding to develop innovative technologies that will reduce capital costs and deployment timelines for pumped-storage hydropower and non-powered dams. Supporting the Energy Department’s HydroNEXT initiative, these projects aim to lower costs, improve performance, and promote environmental stewardship.

Today, only three percent…Continue learning>>  https://energy.gov/eere/water/water-power-technologies-office


Hydropower is the safest and cleanest source of power generated in the world today.

For over 100 years all hydropower facilities use the free flow weight of water flowing down stream in order to spin Pelton turbines which in turn generate hydropower.   Until now…Continue learning>>  –http://www.hydropowertechnologies.com/the-technology/


Hydropower Vision: New Report Highlights Future Pathways for U.S. Hydropower

Hydropower has been around for more than a century, and is currently the nation’s largest source of clean, domestic, renewable electricity. What could its role look like in the year 2050?

So what does the future of hydropower look like?…Continue learning>>  energy.gov



Hydropower Vision: A New Chapter for America’s 1st Renewable Electricity Source

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Chapter 1:   Introducing the Hydropower Vision

Chapter 2:   State of Hydropower in the United States

Chapter 3:   Assessment of National Hydropower Potential

Chapter 4:   The Hydropower Vision Roadmap: A Pathway Forward