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November 20, 2012 06:15 ET

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Considers Options for Much-Needed Maintenance, Rehabilitation of Hydropower Plants, an Industrial Info News Alert

SUGAR LAND, TX--(Marketwire - Nov 20, 2012) - Researched by Industrial Info Resources (Sugar Land, Texas) -- The median age of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' (USACE) (Washington, D.C.) hydroelectric power plants is 47, and 90% of the plants are more than 34 years old. According to a report from the National Research Council Committee on the USACE Water Resources, Engineering and Planning, 52% of all USACE hydroelectric plants are past their 50-year designed service lifespan, well past due for major refurbishments, rehabilitation and modernization. The report also said that additional federal funding for these facilities to remain operational will be needed in the future. The USACE operates 75 power plants with a total rated generation capacity of 20,500 megawatts.

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