Hydropower Resource Links

Useful Links for Hydroelectric Professionals

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Hydropower Publications

HydroNews.net Hydro Headlines

Hydro-related news stories about large commercial projects, along with links to conferences, books and newsletters from HCI Publications.

International Journal on Hydropower & Dams

Deals with all technical, environmental, social and economic aspects of hydro plants and multipurpose water resources development projects.

International Water Power & Dam Construction

This magazine focuses on commercial hydroelectric projects, with profiles of several projects around the world.

Hydropower Resources


FindEnergy.com use government and proprietary data to show consumers detailed breakdowns about their electricity, including the emissions levels of the electricity they use, how their rate and average bill stacks up to their neighbors and across the country, the fuel makeup of their electricity, and more.

Professional Associations

American Public Power Association (APPA)

The American Public Power Association (APPA) is the service organization for the nation's more than 2,000 community-owned electric utilities that serve more than 45 million Americans.

British Hydropower Association (BHA)

The BHA promotes the hydropower industry in the UK and abroad and aims to increase the awareness of its quality and scope in the wider world.

Canadian Hydro Association (CHA)

The Canadian Hydropower Association (CHA) is the national trade association dedicated to representing the interests of the hydropower industry.

Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI)

The Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (EPRI) conducts research and development relating to the generation, delivery and use of electricity for the benefit of the public.

Hydro Research Foundation

A non-profit organization dedicated to hydro research and education.

Independent Energy Producers Association (IEP)

IEP is California's oldest nonprofit trade association, representing the interest of developers and operators of independent energy facilities and independent power marketers.

International Centre for Hydropower (ICH)

The International Centre for Hydropower (ICH) is an international association of companies and organizations that are active in all aspects of hydropower generation and supply.

International Energy Agency (IEA) Hydropower

Association to advance the development of new hydropower and the modernization of existing projects.

International Hydropower Association (IHA)

The International Hydropower Association (IHA), with members in more than 80 countries, addresses the role of hydropower in meeting the world’s growing water and energy need.

Lithuanian Hydropower Association

The goal of the Lithuanian Hydropower Association is to increase the use of hydropower in Lithuania, particularly that produced by independent power producers.

National Hydropower Association (NHA)

The US-based National Hydropower Association (NHA) is a nonprofit national association dedicated exclusively to advancing the interests of the hydropower industry.

Northwest Hydroelectric Association (NWHA)

NWHA is dedicated to the promotion of the region's waterpower as a clean, efficient energy while protecting the fisheries and environmental quality of our Northwest region.

United States Society on Dams (USSD)

Advancing the knowledge of dam engineering, construction, planning, operation, performance, rehabilitation, decommissioning, maintenance, security and safety.

U.S. Federal Agencies

Energy Information Administration Hydropower Page

Current and historical statistics about U.S. Hydroelectric energy production.

Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) Hydropower Page

FERC is a regulatory agency within the Department of Energy, and controls licenses and inspections of hydropower projects.

NOAA National Marine Fisheries Service

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association's Fisheries Service is dedicated to the stewardship of living marine resources through science-based conservation and management.

US Army Corps of Engineers Hydroelectric Design Center

The HDC is the Corps of Engineers' National Center for Expertise in hydroelectric and large pumping plant engineering services.

US Bureau of Reclamation Hydropower Page

The Bureau of Reclamation manages water and other resources for the U.S. government.

US Department of Energy (DOE) Hydropower Page

A good source of information about emerging technology, scientific research and industry facts.