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How Fish-friendly Reservoir Operating Rule Curves Impact Grid Operation with Various Renewable Shares

Jul 18, 2024
Environmental Issues and Water Management

Columbia River Basin hydropower is a vital element for the U.S. western power grid, with a high renewable share. Over-reliance on hydropower in the future power grid can have a negative impact on the fish population, which is culturally connected to the river basin tribal community. NREL power grid planners, multidisciplinary experts, and the Colombia  River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission will discuss a study of how fish-friendly reservoir operating rules will impact the power grid with various renewable shares.

Environmental Issues and Water Management Track Sponsored by: Trinity Consultants

Efrem Teklemariam, Department Manager of Water Resources and Research - Manitoba Hydro
Thushara De Silva, Research engineer - National Renewable Energy Laboratory

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