Did you know pumped storage capacity has increased in the U.S. by almost as much as all other types of energy storage combined from 2010 to 2019? Or that Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) relicensing activity is set to more than double in the coming decade? You might also be surprised to learn that most U.S. hydropower capacity increases are not from new developments, but rather increases at existing facilities, new hydropower in conduits and canals, and by powering non-powered dams.
Learn about these findings and other U.S. hydropower trends during the Department of Energy (DOE)’s webinar on March 31st. Representatives from Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and DOE’s Water Power Technologies Office will walk listeners through key takeaways from the January 2021 edition of the U.S. Hydropower Market Report. Led by ORNL, the report compiles data from public and commercial sources as well as research findings from DOE projects to provide a comprehensive picture of developments in the U.S. hydropower and pumped-storage fleet and industry trends for U.S. and global hydropower.