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New Report Assesses Potential Improvements to U.S. Hydropower Production

By April 25, 2013 No Comments

The Energy Department today announced a study outlining key improvements that can be made to hydropower production in the United States to provide more efficient and cost-effective electricity to homes and businesses. Developed with funding from the Energy Department, the Electric Power Research Institute’s (EPRI) report, titled “Quantifying the Value of Hydropower in the Electric Grid,” identifies and assesses the quantifiable benefits from potential improvements, such as installing turbines that can operate with lower water levels, utilizing new power plant designs that can increase revenue and efficiency, and monetizing the services hydropower provides to the nation’s electric grid.

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