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Title: National Hydropower Plant Dataset, Version 1 (Update 1.1, December 2016)

The National Hydropower Plant Dataset, Version 1, includes geospatial point-level locations and key characteristics of online existing hydropower plants in the United States that are currently licensed, exempt, or awaiting relicensing. These data are a subset extracted from NHAAP’s Existing Hydropower Assets (EHA) internal database, which is a cornerstone of NHAAP’s EHA effort that has supported multiple U.S. hydropower R&D research initiatives related to market acceleration, environmental impact reduction, technology-to-market activities, and climate change impact assessment. Update 1.1 is the latest version of this dataset and updates include plants accounted for based on NHAAP's latest internal EHA data update, a new field representing 8-digit hydrologic unit code drainage areas (or subbasins) associated with each plant, and U.S. states associated with each plant. For more information on NHAAP’s EHA effort, please visit the project web page at:
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Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
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USDOE Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), Wind and Water Technologies Office (EE-4W)
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United States
13 HYDRO ENERGY; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY, AND ECONOMY; 58 GEOSCIENCES NHAAP, National Hydropower Asset Assessment Program, hydropower, energy, existing hydropower assets, hydroelectricity, U.S. hydropower, ORNL, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, DOE, Department of Energy, hydropower market acceleration