The Power in Water Infrastructure

Source: Anne E. Sibree, Journal AWWA, Volume 112 Issue 2, February 2020
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Key Takeaways:

  • Municipalities, water districts, and the agricultural industry can use new streamlined hydropower authorizations and exemptions to offset business costs by producing hydroelectric energy.
  • Small hydropower opportunities include experimental and hydrokinetic projects, conduit projects, and projects relying on manmade dams or natural impoundments.
  • Hydropower is a clean energy that provides benefits at multiple levels, adding resilience to the energy grid with a lower carbon footprint.