energy, one of the oldest power sources on the planet, generates electricity
when flowing water spins a wheel or turbine. It’s a renewable energy source and
produces no carbon, greenhouse gases, or toxic byproducts.
people think of hydro, they think of the Hoover Dam, a massive wall that
harnesses the power of a river. But hydroelectric facilities can also be quite
low profile. In fact, almost every state in the nation uses hydroelectricity.
owns and operates two hydroelectric power plants along the Susquehanna River in
Maryland and Pennsylvania. Conowingo Hydroelectric Generating Station and Muddy
Run Pumped Storage Facility provide more than 1,600 megawatts of low-carbon
power generation, as well as much needed load-leveling and 24/7 baseload power.