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Clean Energy

Because it’s fueled by rain and snowmelt, hydropower is a renewable energy source and does not produce waste or air pollution, avoiding the equivalent greenhouse gas emissions of more than 10 million cars on the road. 


Reliable Power

Just as the river is always flowing, hydroelectric dams have the ability to constantly generate electricity. Hydroelectric generators can respond to increased power demands at any time of the day or night, and in any weather condition

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Economic Benefits

Because hydropower costs less than most energy sources, states that get the majority of their electricity from hydropower — like Idaho, Washington and Oregon — have lower energy bills than the rest of the country.

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Educational resources

What is hydropower?