Hydropower has important benefits:

  • Water is a renewable source of energy.
  • Hydroelectric power generation is the most cost-efficient energy which is not sensitive to fuel price fluctuations and increases.
  • Hydropower reservoirs are vitally important for water supply, irrigation and flood protection.
  • Hydropower improves electric grid stability and reliability.
  • Hydropower preserves fossil fuel resources.
  • Within the global energy mix, hydropower is one of the lowest GHG emitters.
  • Hydropower contributes significantly to regional economic and social development.
  • Hydropower is a well-proven source of power generation.
  • Hydropower’s unique operational flexibility and storage capacity make it the most efficient and cost-effective way to support the deployment of intermittent renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power.