Speaking at the National Hydropower Association’s annual conference April 16, Jose Zayas, program manager of the Department of Energy’s wind and water power program, said that the agency is seeking to obtain 15 percent of the country’s electricity from conventional hydropower and other water-powered sources by 2030. He also said that the department hopes to double conventional hydropower capacity to 156 GW; about 6 percent of the country’s electricity currently comes from hydropower generation.