America’s first renewable provides clean, carbon-free energy to roughly 30 million homes, and 40 percent of U.S. renewable electricity, all while providing the flexibility needed to integrate increasing amounts of wind and solar onto the grid.
- Pumped Storage
Pumped storage is the nation’s "water battery". Representing 92 percent of energy storage in America, it helps to balance the flow of power across transmission networks by absorbing excess when electricity demand is low and releasing it when it increases.
- Marine Energy
Marine Energy, America's next-gen renewable consists of wave, tidal, ocean current technologies, which are capable of providing predictable, consistent and affordable clean power.
- Industry News
RTOs must develop market rules allowing hydro to compete fairly & maximize the value of its grid services
Energy Department officials & technology developers discussed the potential market opportunities for marine energy
- Industry News
NHA announces joint Statement with river/environmental communities to advance hydropower & healthy rivers.
Hydropower Is Clean, Renewable Energy
For more than a century, Hydropower has generated clean, renewable electricity. The history of hydropower is deeply woven within the fabric of communities throughout this nation. It powered the textile mills in Lowell, Massachusetts during the Industrial Revolution, and produced the electricity needed to make aluminum for the U.S. military in World War II. And, in addition to homes and businesses, it provides tech companies and data centers with affordable and reliable energy. Today stands ready to build a more resilient, sustainable economy powered by a carbon free electricity grid.
Make Your Voice Heard in Congress
Support the Water Power Economic Recovery Package
Congress must make hydropower a priority by investing in new and existing infrastructure and putting critical tax incentives in place to spur investment.
Support Hydropower's Production Incentive Program
Tell Congress to development on existing non-powered dams.
Tell Congress to Fund Marine Energy
The commercialization of marine energy technologies represents an opportunity for the nation to meet clean energy needs.