White Paper Series on the Role of Hydropower in Changing Electricity Markets

The main objective for this project is to develop a series of forward-looking and technically rigorous white papers intended to motivate discussion of hydropower capabilities across the broader power system community. The project team will develop three white papers, focusing on topics such as evolving trends within electricity markets, contractual arrangements for hydropower, future grid requirements for a changing resource mix and how hydropower can contribute to meet these needs. Each white paper will contribute to the HydroWIRES goal of increased awareness and buy-in from the energy community for hydropower and pumped storage hydro to be part of the conversation about flexible, renewable electricity resources and a cleaner power grid. Overall, the project will lead to an increased understanding of hydropower’s role in evolving power systems and electricity markets.