Diablo Dam

For this year’s National Hydropower Day on Aug. 24th, the U.S. Department of Energy’s Water Power Technologies Office (WPTO) shared a few examples to illustrate why hydropower is key to a clean energy future.

While the world is working to increase its renewable energy capacity- much of that capacity is coming in the form of solar and wind energy; and these intermittent forms of energy need a steady partner to insure a reliable and resilient power grid.

Hydropower is key to resilience in extreme weather, to energy independence and local jobs, as well as cleaner communities. Check out the article here to find more details.