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EIA expects U.S. hydroelectric generation to increase in 2020 despite drought conditions

In its latest Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO), the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) forecasts that electricity generation from hydroelectric power plants in the United States will grow by 4% in 2020 from 2019 levels, to 280 billion kilowatthours, despite current drought conditions and extensive wildfires in parts of the country, including in the Pacific Northwest.