How things currently stand
Fossil energies have been massively used until now, but are becoming more scarce and therefore more expensive. In addition, they make us dependent on the goodwill of providers who are often far away from the user.
They cause pollution, prevent sustainable development and jeopardise our planet’s survival every day. Nor does nuclear power currently represent a sustainable solution, especially when it comes to handling the associated waste.
What if we were to use more renewable energy sources? Hydroelectric power is an excellent alternative.
A bit of history
Hydraulic power has been used since ancient times. Traces of hydraulic structures have been found, which date back to the Mesopotamian civilisation - over 2500 years before our era.
Hydroelectricity, in other words using water to generate power, originated in the 19th century. Since then, it has undergone successive periods of success and decline, but is one of the most mature forms of renewable energy. It represents over 16% of the electricity generated in the world.
Until now, only about 20% of the world’s hydroelectricity potential is currently being exploited. And what if we could change this?