United States trends in non-powered dam electrification

Over the past two decades, retrofitting existing non-powered dams for electricity generation has been the primary hydropower development activity in the USA. From 2006 to 2017, a total of 58 power projects on non-powered dams were licensed to produce an estimated 3.7 TWh of energy annually from 888 MW of cumulative installed capacity. This article provides a review of development trends, focusing on the variety of dam types developed, strategies by type, cost data, environmental mitigation trends, and market drivers.

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United States trends in non-powered dam electrification

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