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hydroelectricity

[¦hī·drō·i‚lek′tris·əd·ē]
(electricity)
Electric power produced by hydroelectric generators. Also known as hydropower.

Hydroelectricity

Electricity that is produced when falling water turns generators. It is a renewable energy source derived from gravity and rain. Very small generation facilities, producing up to 50 kilowatts, are called micro-hydro.
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The building of the dams will take three years, from October 2015 with generation of power to reduce the energy deficit in the country where production from existing hydroelectric dams built in the 1980s is lower than 60 megawatts.
It agreed to draw up a report on the environmental effects of the Barro Blanco hydroelectric dam, although it refused to halt construction while the investigation was carried out, claiming that the nation's fuel bill would rise considerably without hydroelectric energy plants.
The controversial hydroelectric dam, which would be the world's third largest in terms of the amount of electricity it generates, has an unusual design that could deliver a devastating one-two punch to the rainforest.
As part of a broader signature energy program announced in 2009, the United States has provided support to complete the final phases of two hydroelectric dams in Pakistan: the Satpara Dam in Gilgit-Baltistan and the Gomal Zam Dam in South Waziristan.
Lane said the cost of renovating an existing hydroelectric dam varies depending on the project But he said, for the past four or five years, they have been renovating an old mill on the Pemigewasset River in Ashland.
Small hydroelectric dams are expected to be put up for auction in July.
Of course, despite the inexpensive and emissions-free power, many environmentalists consider hydroelectric dams to be man-made abominations that prevent salmon and other fish from swimming upstream, divert otherwise natural riparian settings, and fundamentally change the character of surrounding ecosystems.
The contracts for France's hydroelectric dams come up for renewal next year, with some to be tendered for in 2020, the newspaper said.
Brazil's state-run energy company Petrobras will reduce natural gas purchases from Bolivia after seasonal rains boosted water levels in its hydroelectric dams, a government source said.
Two years of closed-door negotiations between farmers, Indian tribes, fishermen, conservation groups and government agencies have resulted in an unprecedented (but very conditional) agreement to remove four hydroelectric dams now operating along an embattled 300-mile stretch of the Klamath River in southern Oregon and northern California.
Established in 1969, the ranks of their 40 full-time employees can swell to as many as 70 employees for projects like steel stop logs for Ontario Power Generation hydroelectric dams or conveyors for Bowater.