US hydro losing edge to wind, solar

With 6.8GW of generating capacity, the Grand Coulee Dam in Washington state is the largest hydro plant in the US.

With 6.8GW of generating capacity, the Grand Coulee Dam in Washington state is the largest hydro plant in the US.

The US hydro power sector’s long-standing claim to generate more electricity than all other renewable sources combined has been toppled, thanks to recent surges in wind and PV capacity.

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