Tag Archives: Hydropower
The United States has about 80,000 dams that do not produce power. Some of this infrastructure can potentially be used to develop hydropower plants at a lower capital cost. This paper discusses the associated challenges and emerging innovative technologies.
This technical brief discusses various aspects of hydropower, including technologies, market outlook, capital costs, operations and maintenance costs, regulations and policies, and R&D.
Recent Research on the Effect of Light on Outmigrating Eels and Recent Advancements in Lighting Technology
This is a review of studies between 2007 and 2015 evaluating the use of light to aid downstream passage of adult eels at hydropower projects. It includes primary literature (peer-reviewed and published in journals) and unpublished studies.
During downstream migration, some American eel are killed or injured in hydropower turbines. This report evaluates technologies to facilitate safe downstream passage.