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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 electric team captain Zhong Wei is responsible for the installation and commissioning of the medium and high voltage equipment like line erection, the power supply of the first and the tail of the hydropower station, and the maintenance of large equipment.
The launch of the hydropower station is landmark event in the history of statehood of the Tajik nation and will be written into the history of our nation with golden letters.
The Jhelum River, being a tributary of the Indus River with a vertical fall of about 766 yards, which runs through India and Pakistan, will provide huge resources for the hydropower station.
In conjunction, Chongqing New Century Electrical Co Ltd has awarded the deal for the NHESANJEN hydropower station renovation project in Nepal.
Main reservoirs, hydropower stations and water storages are located on the territories of Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan, enabling independent control of water distribution for the three neighboring countries.
Its Santa Cruz River Hydropower Station [which is under construction] is the largest project in Argentina and the largest overseas hydropower project undertaken by a Chinese company so far in terms of contract value.
Figure 1 shows a schematic of the entire flow passage and cylindrical valve of the prototype hydraulic turbine of the Nansha hydropower station. The photograph of the cylindrical valve with a unit capacity of 50 MW in Nansha Hydropower Stations of Yunan, China, is shown in Figure 2.
Zam Hydropower Station on the Yarlung Zangbo River, became fully operational on Tuesday and is expected to produce 2.5 billion kilowatt-hours of electricity a year.
Various turbine operations such as load acceptance, load rejection, and combination conditions produce transients in hydropower station, which are directly related to the safety of whole hydropower station and local power grid, even resulting in substantial damage and human loss in some cases [1-3].
The Mekong River Commission (MRC) said on Monday that the river's water level in Kratie province is expected to decrease by 50cm to 1.5m from April 12-19, as the outflow from China's Jinghong hydropower station is gradually reduced by half to accommodate the Dai ethnic group's celebration of the Water Splashing Festival.
The new hydropower station will become the country's power-generating base, allowing it to become less dependent on imported fuel, Industry, Mines and Energy Minister Suy Sem said.
The contract, awarded by E.ON Vattenkraft Sverige AB, is part of E.ON's plans to invest some SEK100m in the hydropower station over the next few years.