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Industrial Info Resources

July 13, 2011 06:30 ET

Clean and Green Hydropower Needs to Maintain Its Share in U.S. Electricity Mix, a "Navigating the Currents of Change" Webcast on

SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwire - Jul 13, 2011) - Written by John Egan for Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- Hydropower, the cleanest and greenest source of electricity, accounts for about 7% of the U.S. electricity mix today. Many hydro dams were built in the early or middle parts of the 20th century, and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) (Washington, D.C.) must relicense them.

The hydro relicensing process can take up to five years, which raises questions about the role that hydropower can play in meeting future U.S. electricity demand, says Brock Ramey, Industrial Info's research manager for the North American Power Industry.

Ramey invited readers to consult with him and other members of the IIR team on hydropower and the overall electricity market at the upcoming HydroVision International trade show and conference, July 19-22, in Sacramento, California. IIR will be exhibiting at Booth 228. The event, expected to draw several thousand hydro professionals, will be held in the Sacramento Convention Center.

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