Pairing Hydro & Batteries
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.
Michigan Dam Safety Post-Edenville and Sanford Failures
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.
Energy Storage in the 21st Century
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.
Hydropower’s Role in a Changing Energy Market
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.