Significant progress is being made to improve the hydro's image and to support hydro's legitimate role as a clean, environmentally sound, renewable, and affordable resource. Testing of prototype solutions has indicated that effective improvements are being achieved, improving water quality at hydro sites and reducing hydro's impact on aquatic life. Progressive utilities are working hard to implement these new developments and to operate their hydro systems to balance environmental responsibility and economical power generation. Additional research is needed to refine fish damage models and additional testing must be conducted to enhance the understanding developed to date and to verify the applicability of new designs to a wide range of projects.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||International Journal on Hydropower and Dams|
|State||Published - Jan 1 1999|