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Title: Non-powered Dams: An untapped source of renewable electricity in the USA

Abstract

Hydropower has been a source of clean, renewable electricity in the USA for more than 100 years. Today, approximately 2500 US dams provide 78 GW of conventional and 22 GW of pumped-storage hydropower. In contrast, another approximately 80 000 dams in the USA do not include hydraulic turbine equipment and provide non-energy related services, such as flood control, water supply, navigation, and recreation.

Authors:
 [1];  [1];  [1];  [2];  [1]
  1. ORNL
  2. Department of Energy
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE)
OSTI Identifier:
1081951
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
The International Journal on Hydropower and Dams
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 19; Journal Issue: 4
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Hadjerioua, Boualem, Kao, Shih-Chieh, Wei, Yaxing, Battey, Hoyt, and Smith, Brennan T. Non-powered Dams: An untapped source of renewable electricity in the USA. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Hadjerioua, Boualem, Kao, Shih-Chieh, Wei, Yaxing, Battey, Hoyt, & Smith, Brennan T. Non-powered Dams: An untapped source of renewable electricity in the USA. United States.
Hadjerioua, Boualem, Kao, Shih-Chieh, Wei, Yaxing, Battey, Hoyt, and Smith, Brennan T. Sun . "Non-powered Dams: An untapped source of renewable electricity in the USA". United States.
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title = {Non-powered Dams: An untapped source of renewable electricity in the USA},
author = {Hadjerioua, Boualem and Kao, Shih-Chieh and Wei, Yaxing and Battey, Hoyt and Smith, Brennan T},
abstractNote = {Hydropower has been a source of clean, renewable electricity in the USA for more than 100 years. Today, approximately 2500 US dams provide 78 GW of conventional and 22 GW of pumped-storage hydropower. In contrast, another approximately 80 000 dams in the USA do not include hydraulic turbine equipment and provide non-energy related services, such as flood control, water supply, navigation, and recreation.},
doi = {},
journal = {The International Journal on Hydropower and Dams},
number = 4,
volume = 19,
place = {United States},
year = {2012},
month = {1}
}