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Bonneville Power Administration
BPA wholesales federally generated electric power, the majority of which comes from hydropower, in the Northwest. Responsibilities also include development of conservation resources and improvement of fish and wildlife resources in the region.
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission is an independent regulatory agency within the Department of Energy. Part of its charter is to licenses and inspect private, municipal and state hydroelectric projects.
Tenessee Valley Authority
TVA achieves excellence in public
service for the good of the people of the Tennessee Valley by supporting
sustainable economic development, supplying affordable, reliable power, and
managing a thriving river system.
Army Corps of Engineers, Hydroelectric Design Center
The Hydroelectric Design Center exists to serve the Corps' District
Offices in executing their hydroelectric and pumping plant missions.
Bureau of Reclamation
The Bureau of Reclamation manages, develops, and protects water
and related resources for the United States government. This page
provides information on Hydropower and Power Facilities that are
part of the Bureau's activities.
The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE's) Hydropower Program develops,
conducts, and coordinates research and development with industry
and other Federal agencies to improve the technical, societal, and
environmental benefits of hydropower.
US Department of Energy: Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy
This office develops and deploys efficient and clean energy
technologies to meet the nation's energy needs.
Associations and Groups
A service organization for the nation's more than 2000 community
owned, locally controlled, not for profit electric utilities.
Edison Electric Institute
EEI's mission focuses on advocating public policy; expanding market
opportunities; and providing strategic business information.
The Renewable Technology Options and Green Power Marketing program
provides information on the status, performance, and cost of renewable
Foundation for Water
and Energy Education (FWEE)
Provides current and balanced information about hydropower resources
in the Northwest
Dedicated to representing the interests of the hydropower industry.
United States Society
of Large Dams
A professional organization dedicated to advancing the technology
Shares knowledge and history of making water wheels and small turbines.
Center for Energy Workforce Development
CEWD was formed to help utilities work together to develop solutions to the coming workforce shortage in the utility industry. It is the first partnership between utilities, their associations, contractors and unions to focus on the need to build a skilled workforce pipeline that will meet future industry needs.
of Water Power
An interdisciplinary, thematic science unit providing hands-on activities
for grade 4-8 students to learn about hydropower and the environment.
In The Creek
BPA program provides students with a simple method of assessing
the long-term health of a stream by viewing and identifying the
aquatic insects and observing the world they inhabit.
NEED's mission is to promote an energy conscious and educated society
by creating effective networks to design and deliver objective,
multi-sided energy education programs.
Student Activities from the US Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency
EcoIQ provides diverse on-line resources regarding energy production
and development activities that support a sustainable future.
Energy Activities Kids Page.
Office of Water
Projects, art and experiments to involve kids and students with
National Energy Foundation
The National Energy Foundation is a unique 501 (c) 3 non-profit
educational organization dedicated to the development, dissemination,
and implementation of supplementary educational materials, programs,
Fish and Wildlife Service: Kids Corner
Materials to assist with teaching and learning about endangered
Survey: Water Science for Schools
Offers information on many aspects of water, including an interactive
center where you can give opinions and test your water knowledge.
Master's In Data Science
International Hydro Resources
Canadian Hydropower Association
This national trade association is dedicated to representing the
interests of the hydropower industry.
An information service that networks individuals and services within the hydropower industry.
Hydro Power News from HydroWorld.com
International magazine focused on providing a worldwide network for sharing practical, technical information and expertise on hydroelectric power and the safety of dams.
Hydro World RSS
PennWell Co. and HydroWorld offer a variety of RSS feeds with headlines, descriptions and links back to the Web site for the full story.
The International Hydropower Association tackles social, environmental,
technical, financial and strategic issues that restrict the use
of hydropower resources.
Commission on Large Dams (ICOLD)
A non-governmental organisation which provides a forum for the exchange
of knowledge and experience in dam engineering.
Energy Agency, Hydropower
International coalition striving to provide balanced information
regarding hydropower as an energy resource.
Journal on Hydropower and Dams
Source of technical and business information for the hydroelectric
and dam engineering professions.
Small Hydro Atlas
International Development of Small Hydro
International study team reviewed the development and effectiveness
of large dams globally, and possible alternatives.