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Hydro-power is based on simple concepts. Moving water turns a turbine, the turbine spins a generator, and electricity is produced. NV Energy's HydroGenerations incentive program offers incentive to agriculture and Tribal customers to help offset the costs to install micro-hydro systems. Now customers can take advantage of running water on their property to help lower their monthly power bills.

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Program Status How do micro-hydro systems work?
Available Incentives Benefits of Hydro Energy
Program Handbook System Sizing Assistance
How To Apply Legislation & Regulation

Program Status: The program is OPEN and accepting applications.

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Program Handbook

The program handbook includes complete details as to how to apply for an incentive and successfully complete the incentive claim process. Please read and understand the program handbook prior to submitting and application for an incentive.

HydroGenerations Program Handbook

How do micro-hydro systems work?

Hydro-power plants capture the energy of falling water to generate electricity. Moving water turns a turbine. The turbine spins a generator. The spinning generator creates electricity. Systems with steady flows of water can produce energy day and night, making hydro energy one of the most efficient forms of generation.

Benefits of hydro energy

  • Hydro power is an efficient and reliable energy source because it is predictable and based on the water source, available on demand.
  • Hydro is one of the cleanest forms of energy because it does not require the burning of fossil fuels and does not pollute the atmosphere.
  • Energy generated by a hydro system can be used to offset your energy use, resulting in lower monthly power bills.

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Hydro Links

Legislation & Regulation:

The solar PV, wind, hydro, and gas solar thermal incentive programs are governed by state laws in the Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS). The Public Utilities Commission of Nevada creates administrative rules for the programs in the Nevada Administrative Code (NAC).

NRS 701B

NAC 701B, 2013 Modifications

System Sizing Assistance:
Hydro-power Calculator
Micro-hydro Power Designs

Publications, Resources and News:
Home Power Magazine Micro-hydro

Hydro Power Basics
Introduction to Hydro Power
Micro-hydro Power Net

Micro-hydro Power Systems
USGS Real Time Water Data Nevada

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