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What we do at Hydro Leader Magazine

Hydro Leader focuses on the people and solutions responsible for maintaining and improving our most reliable renewable energy source. The magazine is printed 10 times each year with combined issues in July/August and November/December. 

Volume 5 Issue 2 February

The terms artificial intelligence and machine learning seem more and more common every day—but what exactly do they mean, and what do these technologies mean for the hydro industry?

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Volume 5 Issue 1 January

In this month’s cover story, we speak with Chris Mattson, a 28‑year veteran of Tacoma Power who today serves as the utility’s generation manager. The utility provides its customers in and around the city of…

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Volume 4 Issue 10 Nov/Dec

The primary purpose of hydropower facilities is to produce electricity, but their benefits go far beyond that. They can provide water storage, energy storage, flood control…

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Volume 4 Issue 8 September

Hydropower is sometimes thought of as an energy source of the past: a “forgotten giant,” as one of this month’s interviewees puts it. But as the penetration of wind and solar…

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