Overview

Recent Federal policies and legislation focus on moving the nation towards a cleaner energy economy that includes developing environmentally appropriate renewable energy projects involving solar, wind and waves, geothermal, biofuels, and hydropower. The 2010 Federal Memorandum of Understanding for Hydropower and the Energy Policy Act of 2005 direct the U.S. Department of Reclamation to evaluate development of new hydropower projects at Federally-owned facilities and upgrade or rehabilitate existing hydropower generation facilities, as a contribution to the nation's clean energy goals. The following data describes the facilities currently being operated that contribute to nationwide renewable energy strategies.

http://www.usbr.gov/power/AssessmentReport/

Explore Structure




Index Type Example Value
0 dict { }
... ... ...
Key Type Example Value Comment
"Project" dict { }
"Name" str "Agate Dam"
"Watercourse" str "Dry Creek"
Key Type Example Value Comment
"Organization" str "Rogue River Basin"
"Year" int 1965
Key Type Example Value Comment
"Location" dict { }
"Identity" dict { }
"Dimensions" dict { }
Key Type Example Value Comment
"Latitude" float 42.4155 Missing values for the Latitude were imputed with a mean value of 36.278079019861529
"County" str "Jackson"
"State" str "Oregon"
"Longitude" float -122.7723 Missing values for the Longitude were imputed with a mean value of -97.501892792978808
Key Type Example Value Comment
"Structural Height" float 86.0 In feet, missing values were imputed with a mean value of 132.17
"Crest Length" float 3800.0
"Crest Elevation" float 1520.0 In feet, missing values were imputed with a mean value of 4141.10

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Usage

This library has 1 function you can use.
import hydropower
list_of_dam = hydropower.get_dams()

Documentation

 hydropower.get_dams()

Returns dams from the dataset.