Hydroelectricity


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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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Pumped-storage hydroelectricity: A power generating method conducted through building reservoirs at higher and lower elevations in the power-plant facility and repeating the series of processes of allowing water to flow down from the higher to the lower reservoir, powering turbines as it does so, when demand for electricity is high and using surplus electric power to pump water from the lower to the higher reservoir when demand for electricity is low.
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Cragside was the first house in the world to be lit by hydroelectricity, when Lord Armstrong used water from the lakes on the estate to generate electricity through a turbine.
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