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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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Earlier in August, India was allowed to construct hydroelectric power plants on the Jhelum and Chenab Rivers after secretary-level discussions between India and Pakistan on the technical issues over the Indus Waters Treaty were concluded in a spirit of goodwill and cooperation.
The Mindanao grid was placed on red alert the other day due to the isolation of the Agus 1 and Agus 2 hydroelectric power plants - the second time this week the grid was placed on alert.
The Council of State Board of Administrative Cases approved a decision on Thursday to cancel a "EcED approval" by a local court for the Uzundere hydroelectric power plant (HES) in the Black Sea coastal province of Rize, one of several plants planned for the region.
6- billion deal to buy two hydroelectric power plants from JPVL dealing a blow to the Indian Group's efforts to cut its debt.
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Pointing to Turkish investors' interest in Georgia, Yildiz said Turkish entrepreneurs aimed at making a remarkable contribution to the construction process of hydroelectric power plants and production lines in this country.
Turkish energy markets regulator EPDK chairman Hasan Koktas has announced that the total capacity of Turkey's hydroelectric power plants, built by the private sector, will reach 1,000 megawatts by the end of 2010.
The Republic of Srbska government in Bosnia and Herzegovina will call a tender for the selection of strategic partners of the entity's power utility Elektroprivreda RS for the construction of 4 hydroelectric power plants on the upper basin of river Drina by the middle of August, RS industry minister Slobodan Puhalac said.
In addition, the study has also defined dam sites, provided recommendations for the design of the hydroelectric power plants and calculated preliminary cost estimates for their construction.
The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry on Monday launched a panel to study ways to promote the construction of small to medium-sized hydroelectric power plants as part of Japan's efforts to fight against global warming.
This project consolidates our presence in the Mexican generation sector where upgrading the installations at hydroelectric power plants are aimed at enhancing Mexico's hydroelectric resources, including the use and harnessing of water as a renewable energy source.
1 million (US) contract to perform environmental management services for the construction of five hydroelectric power plants for BRASIL PCH, a holding company composed of Petrobras and other stake holders.