Advantages of hydropower
What speaks for hydropower as a source of energy is a lot. It is, for example, proven, reliable and manageable. Above all, the economic potential is convincing.
Also set in the future
For thousands of years, hydropower has held its own place in energy production.
The obvious advantages of hydropower are the fact that this will continue in the future:
Efficient technology in terms of power generation (efficiency 85 to 95 percent) and storage
Long-term profitability and significant advantages for multiple purposes
Critical importance for grid stability and security of supply
Enables a comprehensive integration of renewable energies
Reliable availability for coming centuries
Combined with many years of experience and innovation
Very low ecological footprint in terms of carbon, water and soil
Role in the fight against climate change
Highest energy amortization rate
High resource efficiency