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Hydroelectric Power

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Tiffany Tutterrow

on 17 May 2010

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Transcript of Hydroelectric Power

Hydroelectric Energy Where does it come from? rushing water dams How does my energy source work? turbines turn to produce energy Has it been successfully used in the past? How much does it cost to get the energy? per KWH Advantages fuel isn't burned so there is minimal pollution water to run the power plant is provided free by nature reduces greenhouse gas emissions relatively low operations and maintenance costs the technology is reliable its renewable Disadvantages dams break and flood cities dams cost a lot to build building a large dam alters the natural water table level What does the city have to do to switch from non-renewable energy to hydroelectric energy? we would have to build a dam, but we would have to flood part of the town it could be worth it in the end, but it would take a lot of time and money to get there By Tiffany Tutterrow per KWH 0 modern day rushing water causes water wheels to move Grist mills used water wheels as a type of hydroelectric power. The flowing water would turn the wheel that was connected to gears that would crush grain into flour. The flour would be sold to make food.
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