Links and Information
Guide to Hydropower
The basics of how "home power" hydroelectric systems work.
A nice source of information, particularly for hydro professionals.
A balanced look at hydropower as
a renewable energy source.
River Land Co.
An excellent general source on hydro power.
Undeveloped Hydro Dams
This link lists dams in Vermont and undeveloped hydro electric
capacity -- about 420 megawatts at 149 sites. The information
is from a study by the federal Department of Energy. Change
the last two letters in the link to navigate to other states.
of Potential Sites
This interactive web-based map from the Department of Energy (2006)
shows where hydroelectric projects could be developed based on
the slope of the river channel and half the available flow. The
data show nearly 1,200 undeveloped hydroelectric sites in Vermont.
This site will help you to search out
the history of mills -- and therefore hydroelectric potential
-- in your town.
Small Hydro Association
We need an association like this in the United States.
Industries Guide to Hydro Power
Useful information about hydro-electric power.