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For media inquiries, contact Bree Mendlin, or 720-828-2022.

Mailing Address:
8200 Shaffer Pkwy #270585
Littleton, CO 8012


The Hydropower Foundation is working with the Pacific Northwest National Lab and the U.S. Department of Energy’s Waterpower Technologies Office on revising the Hydropower Vision report.

State of Hydropower in the United States: Summarizes the status of hydropower in the United States as of the end of the year 2015.

Assessment of National Hydropower Potential: Applies detailed electric sector modeling and impacts assessment to explore an array of possible futures for the hydropower industry and to better understand a subset of the quantifiable impacts associated with multiple scenarios.  

The Hydropower Vision Roadmap: A Pathway Forward: Provides a detailed roadmap of potential technical, economic and institutional actions by hydropower community to optimize hydropower’s continued contribution to a clean, reliable low-carbon domestic energy generation portfolio, while also ensuring the nation’s national resources are adequately protected or conserved. 

The Ear to the River survey is an annual survey of the North American hydroelectric industry that was developed through a partnership between the Ontario Waterpower Association (OWA), the Hydropower Foundation, and Kleinschmidt Associates in 2021.

The intent of this survey is to help hydro owners understand what other owners are doing and thinking across North America.

Annual Reports

Power up & Join the Waterpower Club!

We are the Waterpower Club - Waterpower Community Partnership (WC2), founded to help students connect to opportunities in the waterpower sector.