Hydropower is the oldest and most promising source of renewable energy. In addition to the sustainability and reliability of the energy system, hydropower plays an important role in the fight against climate change.
Here are some advantages of hydropower:
Hydropower is completely clean energy and this is one of its biggest advantages. This method of energy generation produces almost zero emissions, does not pollute the air.
Hydropower is a renewable and inexhaustible source of energy. The energy generated through hydropower relies on the water cycle powered by the sun, making it renewable.
Hydropower is a flexible source. Reservoir HPPs are distinguished by the maneuverability of electricity production, which guarantees the stability and reliability of the system and ensures the integration of variable sources of renewable energy (wind, sun) into the network.
In addition to electricity generation, hydroelectric power stations are used for water supply, flood protection, irrigation and other purposes.
Hydropower requires low costs, is a long-term investment and can be upgraded with new technologies after years, and is characterized by low operating costs. As an internal resource, it is not subject to market fluctuations and ensures price stability.
Hydroelectricity as a domestic energy source allows countries to produce their own energy without depending on international fuel sources.
Hydropower creates jobs in the distribution area, in the region, in the villages and strengthens the local economy.
It is possible to turn hydroelectric facilities into an attractive tourist destination, an excellent example of which is Engurhesi.