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Hydroelectric Power Hannah Lehleitner (final)

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Laura Brinks

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Transcript of Hydroelectric Power Hannah Lehleitner (final)

Hydroelectric power
How does Hydropower work ?
What is HEP ?
- "hydro" = water
- electricity generated by the energy of moving water


Renewable Energy
- made from resources the Earth can replace
( infinite resources)

Hannah Lehleitner & Laura Brinks
Table of contents
What is HEP ?
How does Hydropower work ?
Usage
Advantages & Disadvantages
Conclusion
Greeks used water wheels
World's First Hydropower Plant in Appleton, USA (1882)
Advantages & Disadvantages
Disadvantages
- high investment costs
Advantages
- renewable (water cycle)

Sources
http://www.edfenergy.com/energyfuture/hydromarine
http://exergy.se/goran/cng/alten/proj/97/h/index.html
http://science.howstuffworks.com/environmental/energy/hydropower-plant2.htm
http://de.slideshare.net/laramontales/hydropower-11531617?related=2
http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/tech/hydropower
http://www.worldenergy.org/data/resources/resource/hydropower/
http://extension.psu.edu/natural-resources/energy/what
http://arena.gov.au/about-renewable-energy/
https://water.usgs.gov/edu/wuhy.html
http://www.worldwatch.org/use-and-capacity-global-hydropower-increases-0
http://instituteforenergyresearch.org/topics/encyclopedia/hydroelectric/
Pumped-Storage Plant




Run-of-the-river Plant

Usage
- minimal pollution
- cheap method of generating electricity
- technology is reliable
- dams control flooding and water supply
- offer leisure activities
- inundation of land / wildlife habitats
- loss or modification of fish
- changes in water quality
- displacement of local population
Hoover Dam, USA
Three-Gorges-Dam
Conclusion
- renewable and environmental friendly
- problems are tried to solve (e.g. fish passage system )

- most suitable rivers already exploited
- effects environment in several ways
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