Hydropower solutions can be more reliable than other renewable options, and with their generating components engineered to last many years, they can be simpler to maintain and service. Larger scale hydropower stations (run-of-river, dams or reservoir storage), can also help to develop a whole range of infrastructure facilities:.
Multi-purpose dams, which besides providing electricity also ensure potable drinking water and irrigation, which can bring significant improvements to the local economy.
Hydropower facilities can also contribute to enhancedg shipping conditions on rivers and improving river conditions (e.g. removing waste).
Hydropower schemes can reduce flodding and provide recreation and tourism opportunities.