Today the federal government, through the Bureau of Reclamation and Army Corps of Engineers, operates a total of 133 hydroelectric power plants – representing 8% of the country’s hydroelectric facilities.  The other 92% of U.S. hydroelectric facilities are operated by the private sector, public utilities, and state or local governments.  According to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which regulates non-federal projects, these entities operate 1,623 hydropower facilities in every region of the U.S.  In addition to providing electricity to all 50 states, these facilities also come in all shapes and sizes, most of them much smaller than the large federal dams that we typically associate with hydropower.  FERC records show that approximately 89% of our non-federal facilities have a capacity of less than 30 MW.