Learn how pairing hydropower with batteries and other energy storage technologies may allow for better run-of-river operations and how this pairing may mitigate for hydro peaking.
Learn about the Michigan Dam Safety Task Force, including process, recommendations, and current outcomes. This Task Force came about following the catastrophic Edenville and Sanford Dam failures on the Tittabawassee River in May 2020.
The rapid growth of renewable power generation coupled with the early retirement of large capacity thermal generation is creating a need for additional energy storage projects. While the hydropower industry believes that pumped storage is the most viable solution, other forms of energy storage may be a better solution. Learn some basics about energy storage – including pumped storage.
This 101 talk on how regional electric grids and markets work, and how hydro fits in to the electricity landscape, will help river advocates engage in discussions about project economics in a meaningful way during relicensing, and begin to think about coming issues for hydropower in the continuing energy transition.
Battle Creek is an important watershed because of the year-round influence of coldwater springs. Historically, this habitat allows a diversity of Chinook salmon and steelhead to develop, but these species are now extirpated from the watershed and in danger of extinction because of fish passage barriers from development. CalTrout’s project will be opening access to more than 8 miles of spring-fed spawning and rearing habitat for Sacramento River winter-run Chinook salmon by removing a fish passage barrier located upstream of the Eagle Canyon Dam in the North Fork of the Battle Creek watershed.