DOE Releases Hydro Vision Report

This week, the Department of Energy (DOE) released the much-anticipated Hydropower Vision Report, which states that the nation could add 50 GW of new hydropower capacity by 2050. However, of that, 35 GW is just from pumped storage hydropower, while 13 GW could come from upgrading existing projects and retrofitting non-powered dams with hydropower.

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Alaska Governor Kills the Susitna Hydro Dam Project

The Governor of Alaska, has directed the state to shut down the proposed new hydropower dam project on the Susitna River, 90 miles upstream of Talkeetna.

The proposed Watana dam would be one of the tallest dams in the US directly affecting 233 miles of the mainstem Susitna River and indirectly affecting about 1300 miles of its tributaries.

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