Hydropowering Affordable Electricity
Wind and solar power projects often grab today’s sustainable energy headlines, but for more than 100 years another source of clean, renewable power has helped keep electricity affordable.
Water helps keep the lights on 24/7. Today, seven percent of the country’s electricity depends on hydroelectric power to provide low-cost, reliable electricity for homes, schools and businesses.
Read more about hydroelectricity’s important role in powering our communities »
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Your state's Attorney General has joined a lawsuit with 26 other states to stop the implementation of the EPA's Clean Power Plan, which threatens affordable and reliable electricity and jobs – and which the EPA may not have the legal authority to implement.
Please send a thank you email to your state's Attorney General to show you appreciate how he or she is standing up for electric consumers.
If you live in Colorado or Wyoming, send the email here.
With significantly fewer customers per mile and with diverse and often rugged terrain to cross, rural areas present numerous extra challenges for connecting homes and businesses to electricity. Couple this reality with poorly conceived government mandates on the energy sector, and getting affordable, reliable power to large swaths of the rural West becomes a nearly insurmountable task.