Hydropower Vision – U.S. Department of Energy

Linda Church Ciocci: Hydropower is woven in the very fabric of our nation It is our largest source of renewable energy, provides the backbone of our electric system, has an incredible history

What's wonderful about the report is that it acknowledges and recognizes the value that hydropower has brought to our system, as well as the important role that it can play in the future David Moller: The report, for the first time, paints the big picture of US hydropower — it's past, its present, and its future Debbie Mursch: I think the really impressive thing is that anybody that touches hydropower was at the table

For example � industry and the NGOs and manufacturers and the generators So, in that perspective, it's kind of an all-encompassing view, which I think is really unique Herbie Johnson: The report hits on the importance on hydro assets unique to the communities that they're located It means better jobs, a stronger tax base, better community facilities Gia D

Schneider: The future of hydropower, I think, will be a combination of new applications, of conventional technology � such as some of the real exciting developments around closing the pump storage projects, along with deployment of new technologies that are able to harness utility scale power from very disperse, distributed resource potential Debbie Mursch: I think the future will start utilizing some of these 80,000 dams that we've got in this country with all the infrastructure already built Herbie Johnson: Valuation of ancillary benefits � both in our ever-changing future and current markets � is a critical aspect Gia D Schneider: If we're going to meet our climate change goals to de-carbonize our grid, we need new a base

We need more energy solutions And the Hydropower Vision report gives us an initial roadmap as to how we might achieve that Linda Church Ciocci: The other thing that I absolutely love about this report is that it clearly shows that the growth of our system and our future clearly rests in our own hands We, collectively, have the opportunity to take � with commitment and working together � this opportunity and make it happen David Moller: It needs to be right up there in public thinking with wind and solar

Debbie Mursch: As a country, we finally get it, and that as an industry, we're finally finding our voice Linda Church Ciocci: The fact is; hydropower is a solution And we, as a nation, need to come together to ensure that we are moving forward with an agenda that sees the group and the development of this potential

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