Hydropower Essentials

There’s far more to dams than meets the eye. Beyond the concrete and turbines, they provide numerous benefits to our region through the power they generate and the opportunities they provide.

Supporting Wind and Solar

Solar and wind are growing but they require backup because their output fluctuates minute-to-minute. Hydroelectric dams help balance the fluctuations of solar…

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Salmon Recovery

Salmon are iconic in the Pacific Northwest. More than iconic, they feed our ecosystems and are at the heart of Northwest Native American culture.

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The Northwest’s hydroelectric dams deliver carbon-free, low-cost power to people all across the region. First constructed as part of President Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal.

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