Identified 110 MW through efficiency upgrades at existing hydropower facilities and non-powered dams within the state.
"Recommendations for Developing Agricultural Hydropower in Colorado" and "Colorado PRV-Hydropower Assessment"
Found approximately 225 MW of RPS-eligible small hydropower in man-made conduits across the state.
DOE’s 2014 report identifies approximately 65 GW of new stream reach hydropower development at more than 3 million U.S. streams.
Analyzes state-led initiatives and programs that incentivize and streamline small hydroelectric development. It reviews and compares between grant and loan models, feed-in tariffs, and regulator streamlining efforts.
Assesses the energy potential at the US’s 80,000+ non-powered dams, which provide a variety of services ranging from water supply to inland navigation.
Estimates that hydropower in the US could grow by 50% by 2050, driven by a significant increase in pumped storage, as well as existing project upgrades and powering nonpowered dams.