The dams provide a renewable, sustainable, clean energy source that is a guaranteed source of electricity, increases the stability and reliability of our electrical supply, and reduces the impact of global warming. With newer technology, it is expected that even more hydro power can be produced in the future. Tons of carbon-based emissions, from the electricity produced by coal and oil creating much of the electricity on the grid, will, therefore, be saved.
For many years the equipment on these three generating dams has been left in disrepair. It is old, breaks down easily and with a carbon build-up is even potentially dangerous. Replacing these with the new micro-turbines, together with adding solar power now under consideration, would help maintain our beautiful environment using a green, eco-friendly approach.