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Hydroelectric Production Managers

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There are up to 300,000 people employed in the U.S. hydropower industry, according to a study conducted by Navigant Consulting for the National Hydropower Association (NHA). Hydroelectric production managers work in hydropower plants found throughout the United States. The Institute for Energy Research reports that the states with the largest hydroelectric generation are Washington, California, New York, Oregon, and Alabama. Hydropower projects include large hydropower projects run by the federal electric utilities and operated by the Bureau of Reclamation ( and the Army Corps of Engineers (, and nonfederal hydropower dams licensed by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission.

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