Not as intermittent as wind and solar, hydropower is therefore more reliable for replacing baseload power. Today hydropower accounts for 52 percent of U.S. renewable electricity generation and 7 percent of total electricity generation. Using hydropower avoids approximately 200 million metric tons of carbon pollution in the U.S. each year – equal to the output of over 38 million passenger cars.
Opportunities exist in optimizing and adding capacity to already-built and in-use hydropower facilities across the U.S. There is also potential to develop new electric power generation in waterways and at existing dams across the U.S. that are currently not equipped to produce power.
Data according to the National Hydropower Association. Information is current as of January 2017 and subject to change.
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