Main Benefits of Hydroelectric Generation:
· - Electricity can be produced at a constant rate.
· - Water flow can be easily controlled to the turbines by means of sluice gates.
· - Water can be stored in reservoirs for times of higher electricity demand.
· - Hydro generation sites are designed to last for decades.
· - The damns can be used as a tourist attraction to educate the public and generate a secondary income.
· - The lake water can be used for agricultural irrigation.
· - Hydroelectric sites don’t produce greenhouse gases.
· - The cost for installation is only 5.1 – 11.3 cents/ KWH.