Reducing our footprint
A clean-energy future means generating electricity without producing CO2 emissions. For us, hydropower provides much needed electricity while also playing an important role in minimising our carbon footprint and helping mitigate climate change.
More production capacity is needed during times of peak power demand. While coal-fired electricity could be used to fill the gap, hydropower and water flow management offers enough flexibility to meet changes in demand without increasing CO2 output.
Inexpensive to produce
The operating costs of hydropower are very low. Only water is needed to generate power and because water flow is renewable and not subject to market-based pricing, hydropower helps keep the price of electricity lower because it is relatively inexpensive to produce.