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Hydroelectric Power

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Transcript of Hydroelectric Power

What Is Hydroelectric Power?
Hydro power is a form of renewable energy that uses the water stored in dams, as well as flowing in rivers to create electricity in hydro power plants
Locations
The biggest hydroelectric power plant is located here in the U.S. At the
Grand Coulee Dam. On the Columbia River in Washington .

The 2nd largest hydroelectric power plant is located in Paraguay. Installed with a capacity of 14,000MW.


Benefits
Hydroelectric power is a renewable resource . It makes it feasible to utilize other renewable sources. It promotes guaranteed energy and price stability. Hydroelectricity contributes to the storage of drinking water. It increases the stability and reliability of electricity systems. It also helps fight climate changes. Hydroelectricity has many benefits.




Limitations
Hydroelectric power is expensive. Its also causes droughts. Electricity generation and energy prices are directly related to how much water is available. A drought could potentially affect this. There are limited reservoirs.
What Current Forms of Energy?
The current forms of energy are solar, wind, water, geothermal, biomass and nuclear.
Example Of Hydroelectric
Power?:
The most common type of hydroelectric power is an impoundment facility. Impoundmet facilites uses a dam to store river water in a reservoir.

Water released from the reservoir flows through a turbine, spinning it, which in turn activates a generator to produce electricty.
The Cost
In the U.S. hydroelectric is produced for an average of 0.85 cent per kilowatt-hour.

In Paraguay, the cost of hydroelectric power is $0.80 per kwh.
Hydroelectric Power
Pedro Toledo, JJ McCune, Jecorey Williams
Period 5

description of the energy transformation
Our Opinion on this Alternative Energy Source
Our opinion on this alternative energy source is that it is more sufficient than any other energy source as it is renewable and better for the environment.
Sources
https://water.usgs.gov/edu/hydroadvantages.html

Hydro power plants capture the energy of falling water to generate electricity. A turbine converts the kinetic energy of falling water into mechanical energy. Then a generator converts the mechanical energy from the turbine into electrical energy.
www.wvic.com/Content/How_Hydropower_Works.cfm
http://energyinformative.org/hydroelectric-energy-pros-and-cons/
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