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.
This 2021 report from WWF highlights threats from hydropower to 10 rivers around the world.