Value to the Nation Fast Facts

Hydropower NATIONAL LEVEL Report

Hydropower 2014
US Army Corps of Engineers — Value to the Nation

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is the largest owner/operator of hydroelectric power plants in the U.S. and one of the largest in the world. Following are facts related to the USACE role managing hydropower in the United States.


Economic Data

NED Benefit Estimate: $2,411,049,680

Power Produced (MWh): 72,341,921 MWh

Estimated Price for Generation: $ 0.0333/kwh

Benefits in Perspective

The NED benefits accruing to USACE hydropower investments are computed by multiplying the amount of energy generated by USACE hydropower facilities in Fiscal Year 2014 by the price per unit of energy to derive total energy sales, in dollars, tied to USACE hydropower infrastructure.

How these numbers were calculated.

Source: Value to the Nation web site at
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