An overview of Australia's hydropower energy: status and future prospects

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Bahadori, A, Zahedi, G & Zendehboudi, S 2013, 'An overview of Australia's hydropower energy: status and future prospects', Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews, vol. 20, pp. 565-569.

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Hydropower is the most advanced and mature renewable energy technology and provides some level of electricity generation in many countries worldwide. As hydropower does not consume or pollute the water it uses to generate power, it leaves this vital resource available for other uses. The objective of this article is to identify and analyse issues that are imperative for hydropower energy development in Australia. This study shows opportunities for further hydroelectricity generation in Australia are offered by refurbishment and efficiency improvements at existing hydroelectricity plants, and continued growth of small-scale hydroelectricity plants connected to the grid.