Super-Power: The Impact of Hydroelectric Dams

Hydropower plants produce up to 100,000 megawatts of zero-carbon power for America’s homes and businesses. They are marvels of engineering that have helped bring development and prosperity to the many regions they serve. But there are interest groups that say they should be closed because of their environmental impacts and others who want to sell the facilities to private industry.

In the latest episode of Along Those Lines, hear more about hydropower’s benefits and challenges from Kurt Miller, head of Northwest RiverPartners, a not-for-profit based in Vancouver, Washington, that advocates for the region’s hydropower users; Troy Berglund, community development and member relations manager at Benton Rural Electric Association in Prosser, Washington; and Ashley Slater, NRECA’s vice president of regulatory affairs.

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