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Hydropower in the United States

There are 96,000 hydropower facilities throughout the U.S., generating clean electricity for the nation. Being a domestic source of energy, water is not subject to disruptions from foreign suppliers, cost fluctuations, and transportation issues.

Depending upon the amount of rainfall during the year, hydropower provides between 5% and 10% of the country’s electricity. Hydropower is the cheapest way to generate electricity in the United States today because the energy source – flowing water – is free to use!

For additional information on hydropower in the United States, visit the National Hydropower Association's website at www.hydro.org.

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