At the annual HydroVision International conference, held July 23-25 in Portland OR, keynote speaker Janet Harron, COO of Bonneville Power, stressed the importance of telling the hydropower story. Harron said that hydropower is able to provide grid support to wind and solar, which are growing energy sources.

“We are looking at a world where hydropower has the winning combination, because it is 100 percent carbon free and dispatchable,” she said.

Harron also stressed the importance of workforce development and how the new generation of grid and hydro operators will bring new ideas to the technology.

Read more at Renewable Energy World.