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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydroelectricity

See also: List of conventional hydroelectric power stations. Most hydroelectric power comes from the potential energy of ...

water.usgs.gov/edu/hyhowworks.html

Dec 2, 2016 ... So just how do we get electricity from water? Actually, hydroelectric and coal-fired power plants produce electricity in a similar way. In both ...

www.mbgnet.net/fresh/rivers/dams.htm

What is a dam? A dam is a man-made structure built across a river. Most dams are built to control river flow, improve navigation, and regulate flooding. However  ...

www.ucsusa.org/clean_energy/our-energy-choices/renewable-energy/how-hydroelectric-energy.html

For example, the Pacific Northwest (Oregon and Washington) generates more than two-thirds of its electricity from hydroelectric dams [4]. The Grand Coulee ...

energy.gov/eere/water/types-hydropower-plants

The most common type of hydroelectric power plant is an impoundment facility. An impoundment facility, typically a large hydropower system, uses a dam to ...

www.mpoweruk.com/hydro_power.htm

Hydro energy is available in many forms, potential energy from high heads of water retained in dams, kinetic energy from current flow in rivers and tidal barrages ...

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Sep 28, 2008 ... Animation explaining how electricity is produced using a hydroelectric facility. ... How hydroelectricity works ... Largest Dams 8,428,414 views.

www.nationalgeographic.org/encyclopedia/hydroelectric-energy

Dec 15, 2011 ... Norway, Brazil, and the Democratic Republic of Congo all get more than 90 percent of their electricity from hydroelectric power plants. Plans for ...

www.renewableenergyworld.com/hydropower/tech.html

The most common type of hydroelectric power plant uses a dam on a river to store water in a reservoir. Water released from the reservoir flows through a turbine, ...

www.nationalgeographic.com/environment/global-warming/hydropower

A typical hydro plant is a system with three parts: an electric plant where the electricity is produced, a dam that can be opened or closed to control water flow, and ...