Operational risk becoming more complex for hydro generators

Ebb and flow

Hoover dam - hydroelectric power risk management

The flexibility of hydropower generation has made it an increasingly viable option for regions or corporations hoping to reduce their carbon footprint and diversify their generation portfolio. But growing legislation and costs are putting a brake on new capacity installations and making operational risk management more complex.

Managing water flows and storage capacity can be a balancing act – both too much and too little water can cause problems. But mounting environmental regulations as

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