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The Value of Hydro Power

More than any other energy source, hydropower is fully integrated into the communities it serves. Duke Energy's Catawba-Wateree hydro stations and lakes provide the following benefits to the region:

  • Major renewable energy source
  • Clean source of energy
  • Reduced air emissions
  • Peak electrical supply for times of high demand
  • Most efficient energy source
  • Reliable public and industrial water
  • Reliable cooling water supply for fossil and nuclear-fueled power plants
  • Diverse public recreation opportunities
  • Creation of environmental features such as: wetlands and reservoir fish habitat
  • Waste treatment due to in-lake processes
  • Hydropower supports the regional electric transmission grid