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Hydroelectric power : a guide for developers and investors (English)

Worldwide, hydropower is a crucial power supply option for several reasons. First, it is a renewable energy resource that can contribute to sustainable development by generating local, typically inexpensive power. Second, hydropower reduces reliance on imported fuels that carry the risks of price volatility, supply uncertainty and foreign currency requirements. Third, hydro systems can offer multiple co-benefits including water storage for drinking and irrigation, drought-preparedness, flood control protection, aquaculture and recreational opportunities, among others. Finally, hydro can allow more renewables, especially wind and solar, to be added to the system by providing rapid-response power when intermittent sources are off-line, and pumped energy storage when such sources are generating excess power.

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  • Author

    Malovic,Dzenan, Engelmann Pilger,Hendrik, Arsenijevic,Nebojsa, Gassner,Katharina B., Merle-Beral,Elena, Monti,Giovanna, Pooley,Justin, Inouye,Lauren Kiyoko, Levin,Jeremy, Kellenberg,John

  • Document Date

    2015/01/01

  • Document Type

    Working Paper

  • Report Number

    99392

  • Volume No

    1

  • Total Volume(s)

    1

  • Country

    World,

  • Region

    The World Region,

  • Disclosure Date

    2015/09/08

  • Disclosure Status

    Disclosed

  • Doc Name

    Hydroelectric power : a guide for developers and investors

  • Keywords

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Malovic,Dzenan Engelmann Pilger,Hendrik Arsenijevic,Nebojsa Gassner,Katharina B. Merle-Beral,Elena Monti,Giovanna Pooley,Justin Inouye,Lauren Kiyoko Levin,Jeremy Kellenberg,John

Hydroelectric power : a guide for developers and investors (English). Washington, D.C. : World Bank Group. http://documents.worldbank.org/curated/en/917841468188335073/Hydroelectric-power-a-guide-for-developers-and-investors