All about clean, renewable hydro power

Here’s a look at hydro power, the longest-running source of renewable energy


Ever since Catawba Hydro Station began supplying electricity to Victoria Cotton Mill in Rock Hill, S.C., in 1904, Duke Energy has harnessed the power of the water. Today, the company’s 27 hydroelectric stations are still an important part of Duke Energy’s balanced energy mix on the road to net-zero carbon emissions by the year 2050.

On this page you’ll find beautiful photos and articles about the history of hydro plants, the investments Duke Energy is making in these assets, and employees committed to producing reliable, carbon-free energy to homes, businesses and industry.