The Hydropower Foundation and the Ontario Waterpower Association, in partnership with Kleinschmidt, have retained GreatBlue Research to conduct a first-of-its-kind survey of hydropower market trends titled “Ear to the River.”
The end result of this survey will be a comprehensive, data-driven report, the Ear-to-the-River Report, that helps hydropower owners and operators plan for the future and create a collective voice for the industry to continue advancing hydropower as a leading renewable energy resource throughout North America.
The report will identify the challenges and opportunities facing owners in various industries and regions. Working cooperatively through this annual research, owners will better understand how their peers are being impacted, allowing them to make wise investments in their assets.
The Ear-to-the-River Report will benefit hydropower owners by providing valuable intelligence for future planning and budgeting purposes, the Hydropower Foundation said. It will also benefit owners by providing a collective “voice of the industry” that will allow regional and national associations to better advocate on behalf of hydro plant owners.
Survey participants will receive access to the final aggregated data and an invitation to a webinar presenting the results of the survey. For every 10 responses received from the survey, the foundation will donate a Hydropower Science Kit to a high school STEM program. These learning kits help grow the next generation of hydropower professionals.
Responses will remain confidential and be treated in accordance with data protection laws. All analyses will be conducted anonymously and on an aggregated level.
Click here to learn more and to complete the survey, which the Hydropower Foundation said should take about 20 minutes.