Hydropower is fueled by water, so it's a clean fuel source, meaning it won't pollute the air like power plants that burn fossil fuels, such as coal or natural gas. Hydroelectric power is a domestic source of energy, allowing each state to produce their own energy without being reliant on international fuel sources.
Likewise, people ask, is hydroelectricity environmentally friendly?
Water is a renewable resource in its eternal cycle through precipitation, reservoir, power plant and evaporation. This makes hydropower a kind of environmentally friendly perpetual motion machine. This is because hydropower makes it possible to create electricity without fossil fuels such as coal or gas.
How does hydroelectric power affect the economy?
Economic Impact. The greatest benefit from the Corps hydropower program is the abundant low-cost energy the projects contribute to electric power grids. Because hydroelectric powerplants burn no fuel, operating costs are low and are immune to rising fossil fuel prices.