Power Production at Federal Dams Could Be Increased by Modernizing Turbines and Generators

EMD-77-22: Published: Mar 16, 1977. Publicly Released: Mar 16, 1977.

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Existing Federal hydroelectric plants could increase power production by modernizing turbines to increase efficiencies and capacities and by modernizing generators to increase capacities.

Increasing hydroelectric power production will increase the Nation's energy supply, displace consumption of nonrenewable fuels by fossil-fuel powerplants, reduce pollution, increase Federal revenues, and displace or delay construction of alternate power sources. Detailed analysis at each powerplant is needed to determine what modernization improvements might be made and if they would be cost effective. At present, the agencies do not have a system to make sure that opportunities are identified and acted upon.

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