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The Corps currently operates 75 hydropower plants nationwide, which generate over 70 billion kilowatt-hours of power per year. Corps hydropower plants account for approximately 3 percent of the nation's total electrical capacity. The Corps largest hydropower plants are located in the Pacific Northwest, but there also are important projects in Midwest, South Central and South Atlantic states.

As concerns about the nation's limited energy resources grow, the Corps is working to increase hydropower output, efficiency, and reliability by upgrading and modernizing its facilities.

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