Energy from Rivers

This page is your source for information about hydropower, discussing the basic principles of energy in flowing water, and the hydro picture in the United States, and around the world.

This page is currently in flux, with updates daily. Once continuity is attained, a free pdf version of this guide for archival and distribution purposes will be posted.

Hydropower Principles

Resource Potential, Economics, Impacts

United States Hydro

World Hydro

Author: Nick Enge


General References: Survey of Energy Resources pp. 199-232 (World Energy Council 2004)

Special Thanks: Jane Woodward (Stanford) for introduction to many of these resources.

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