Hydropower is 53% of the renewable energy supply in the West. Drought is slowing down production
Payne Institute Faculty Fellow Adrienne Marshall contributes to this article about how Tri-State Generation, the largest hydropower customer on the Colorado River system, says it has enough other sources of energy to make up for less hydro production. Sagging hydropower production on the Colorado River system, which has raised concern over the long-term reliability of the power source in the West, has not had a significant impact here. May 17, 2022.