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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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He said that India had recently started construction of two major power projects named Ratle Power Project (850 MW) and Pakal Dul Hydroelectric Plant (1000MW) over the Chenab.
PPL Montana provides safe, reliable energy from coal-fired power plants at Colstrip and Billings, as well as 11 hydroelectric plants along West Rosebud Creek and the Missouri, Madison, Clark Fork and Flathead rivers.
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The 65 towns in the southeastern Peruvian departments of Puno, Cusco, and Madre de Dios that oppose constructing a hydroelectric plant in their area were greatly relieved to learn that the Brazilian consortium in charge of the project had decided to ask for a one-year delay to attempt to secure a "social license," a term referring to the approval a company obtains from local communities where it operates.
An increasing number of Japanese local governments are building small or medium-sized hydroelectric plants, which do not produce carbon dioxide emissions.
North Korea has been constructing medium and small-sized hydroelectric plants across the nation for the past few years to overcome the electricity shortage due partly to natural disasters.
Since the state's 1996 deregulation law had already moved them out of the generation business for the most part, except for nuclear and hydroelectric plants the utilities still operate, why not create a power and transmission operator that owes its existence purely to the consumers of the state, with no pressure to perform for shareholders and fat-cat directors?
In Washington state, hydroelectric plants date back to the 1920s.
First in a series of hydroelectric plants granted licenses by the Government of Turkey
5 million in Andean Power Generation SAC, which itself will invest in GeneraciEn Andina SAC, the owner and developer of the rights to develop and build two run-of-the-river hydroelectric plants, along with a 60-km transmission line for the plants.
Twelve hydroelectric plants and seven wind parks are scheduled to start operations in the next three years in Costa Rica, with capacity to generate up to 800 MW, reports Nacion.
As per Indus Water Treaty 1960 India is not allowed to construct water reservoirs on Indus, Jehlum and Chenab Syed Naveed Qamar Federal Minister for Water and Power observed while responding to a question asked by MNA Nighat Parveen Mir, adding, However, said treaty allowed India to construct Run of the River Hydroelectric Plants and storage works within the specified design criteria and limitations on said rivers.