Hydropower Vision Chapter 2: State of Hydropower in the United States

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Chapter 2 of Hydropower Vision: A New Chapter for America’s 1st Renewable Electricity Source, an analysis of the sustainable expansion of hydropower.

Chapter 2 summarizes the status of hydropower in the United States as of year-end 2015 within eight important topic areas: history, contributions, and context; role in the grid; markets and project development economics; opportunities for development; design, infrastructure, and technology; operations and maintenance; pumped storage; and socioeconomics.