HYDROELECTRIC SYSTEMS FOR UTILITIES AND POWER PRODUCERS

Resource Categories

Hydropower Resource Links

Useful Links for Hydroelectric Professionals

Public Awareness Sites

WhyHydroPower.com

Written for the general public and elected officials, this site describes how hydropower works, its good and bad aspects, and why hydro is among the best choices for renewable energy.

Guide to Hydropower

A layperson's tutorial about the fundamentals of hydropower, including head, flow, efficiency, and how to assess hydropower potential from a stream. A Canyon Hydro publication.

 

Hydropower Publications

HydroNews.net Hydro Headlines

Hydro-related news stories about large commercial projects, along with links to conferences, books and newsletters from HCI Publications.

Hydro Review Worldwide

HRW is a paid-circulation magazine.

International Journal on Hydropower & Dams

Deals with all technical, environmental, social and economic aspects of hydro plants and multipurpose water resources development projects.

International Small Hydro Atlas

International database facilitates the development of new small hydro projects of more than 50 kW and less than 10MW installed capacity.

International Water Power & Dam Construction

This magazine focuses on commercial hydroelectric projects, with profiles of several projects around the world.

Water Measurement Manual

An in-depth technical paper on measuring water Flow, including extensive information about Weirs. Published by the US Bureau of Reclamation.

ESHA Guide on How to Develop a Small Hydropower Plant

An extensive, 2-part tutorial on small hydropower with good illustrations and detailed mathematics. (Caution: large files.) Published by the European Small Hydropower Association.

Part 1 (PDF file, 7.8 MB)
Part 2 (PDF file, 6 MB)

 

Professional Associations

American Public Power Association (APPA)

The American Public Power Association (APPA) is the service organization for the nation's more than 2,000 community-owned electric utilities that serve more than 45 million Americans.

British Hydropower Association (BHA)

The BHA promotes the hydropower industry in the UK and abroad and aims to increase the awareness of its quality and scope in the wider world.

Canadian Hydro Association (CHA)

The Canadian Hydropower Association (CHA) is the national trade association dedicated to representing the interests of the hydropower industry.

Edison Electric Institute

The Edison Electric Institute (EEI) is the association of U.S. Shareholder-Owned Electric Companies.

Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

The Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (EPRI) conducts research and development relating to the generation, delivery and use of electricity for the benefit of the public.

European Small Hydropower Association (ESHA)

The European Small Hydropower Association (ESHA) is a non-profit International Association representing the sector of small hydropower.

Hangzhou Regional Center (Asia Pacific) for Small Hydro Power

Promotes global small hydropower development and International exchange.

Hydro Research Foundation

A non-profit organization dedicated to hydro research and education.

Independent Energy Producers Association (IEP)

IEP is California's oldest nonprofit trade association, representing the interest of developers and operators of independent energy facilities and independent power marketers. 

International Centre for Hydropower (ICH)

The International Centre for Hydropower (ICH) is an international association of companies and organizations that are active in all aspects of hydropower generation and supply.

International Energy Agency (IEA) Hydropower

Association to advance the development of new hydropower and the modernization of existing projects.

International Hydropower Association (IHA)

The International Hydropower Association (IHA), with members in more than 80 countries, addresses the role of hydropower in meeting the world’s growing water and energy need.

Lithuanian Hydropower Association

The goal of the Lithuanian Hydropower Association is to increase the use of hydropower in Lithuania, particularly that produced by independent power producers.

National Hydropower Association (NHA)

The US-based National Hydropower Association (NHA) is a nonprofit national association dedicated exclusively to advancing the interests of the hydropower industry.

Nepal Hydropower Association (NHA)

NHA was established to address the specific needs of hydropower professionals in Nepal and to support the development of carefully planned hydro projects in the country.

Northwest Hydroelectric Association (NWHA)

NWHA is dedicated to the promotion of the region's waterpower as a clean, efficient energy while protecting the fisheries and environmental quality of our Northwest region.

United States Society on Dams (USSD)

Advancing the knowledge of dam engineering, construction, planning, operation, performance, rehabilitation, decommissioning, maintenance, security and safety.

 

U.S. Federal Agencies

Energy Information Administration Hydropower Page

Current and historical statistics about U.S. Hydroelectric energy production.

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Hydropower Page

FERC is a regulatory agency within the Department of Energy, and controls licenses and inspections of hydropower projects.

NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association's Fisheries Service is dedicated to the stewardship of living marine resources through science-based conservation and management.

US Army Corps of Engineers Hydroelectric Design Center

The HDC is the Corps of Engineers' National Center for Expertise in hydroelectric and large pumping plant engineering services.

US Bureau of Reclamation Hydropower Page

The Bureau of Reclamation manages water and other resources for the U.S. government.

US Department of Energy (DOE) Hydropower Page

A good source of information about emerging technology, scientific research and industry facts.