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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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