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Hydropower is using water to power machinery or make electricity. Because the water cycle is an endless, constantly recharging system, hydropower is often considered a renewable energy.

Hydroelectric Blog Posts

Minnesota Power's Bison Wind Energy Farm
Bill Mittlefehldt
Tue, 05/20/2014 - 11:09am
Talk about meeting a deadline early. This year, Minnesota Power will reach the state mandated-requirement of producing 25 percent of its electricity...
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Dan Thiede
Tue, 05/06/2014 - 10:00am
USDA Rural Development State Director Colleen Landkamer today announced that USDA is seeking applications from rural small businesses and...
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Alexis Troschinetz
Mon, 03/17/2014 - 6:37pm
The Rural Energy for American Program (REAP) from USDA Rural Development is a funding opportunity for renewable energy and energy efficiency programs...

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Hydroelectric Case Studies

This case study is a great example of putting a decommissioned resource back to use. Construction of the Byllesby Dam was completed in 1911, and it...
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