ORNL has created explorers and tools for users to apply HydroSource data. These are useful for purposes such as:
- Locating and exploring existing hydropower plants, dams, generators, and associated project information;
- Viewing hydrologic and environmental characteristics in relation to existing and potential hydropower development;
- Exploring hydropower generation trends;
- Identifying and exploring potential for new hydropower development;
- Identifying and removing potential environmental barriers to hydropower development.