Why Use Hydropower

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Hydropower is the power derived from the gravitational force of flowing water in rivers and lakes. The motion of the water is converted into mechanical energy which activates a turbine that turns on a generator to produce electricity. Conventional hydroelectric energy is generated by building a dam or artificial reservoir, but hydropower can also be captured by run-of-the-river facilities, which transform the kinetic energy in rivers or streams without needing to build large dams.

Why use Hydropower?

Hydropower is a clean source of energy as it does not produce air emissions or waste products because the water is not consumed during the electrical production and can still can be reused for other purposes.
When using a regulated water source, hydropower is more adaptable to fluctuating energy demands; the water flow, and therefore power generation,
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