Irreplaceable Benefits of the Snake River Dams
Northwest River Partners
Talking Points: Snake River Dams - Irreplaceable Benefits
April 22, 2015
Irreplaceable Energy Source for the Northwest
- Together, the four Snake River dams produce 1,110 megawatts of reliable energy – enough clean, carbon-free energy to power a city the size of Seattle.
- Off-and-on resources like wind and solar simply cannot replace what the Snake River dams do for the Northwest. In fact, the NW’s federal hydro system is used to back up wind and solar when the wind isn’t blowing or the sun shining.
- The energy produced by the Snake River dams is critical to stabilizing the power grid, integrating wind and solar into the system, and dealing with power emergencies.