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Here's the timeline of the Gorge Dam: 1914 - 1917 - The dam was built by Northern Traction & Light, a predecessor to Ohio Edison, to produce hydroelectric power.
The utilities said the rate increase also will pay for rehabilitation of the hydroelectric generating capacity at McAlpine Dam in Louisville, improvements at other power plants, and safety and reliability improvements through their systems.
For instance, the critique asserts that Jacobson assumed that hydroelectric dams would have the capacity to generate over 1,000 gigawatts, or billion watts, of electricity, vastly more than exists today.
Carbon offsets typically fund projects that reduce carbon emissions, such as wind farms, biomass energy and hydroelectric dams.
This is not the first attempt to privatize parts of the federal hydroelectric and transmission system.
The water, which originally comes from the River Velino, normally flows into a hydroelectric power plant, but at certain times every day it is diverted down the falls, to the delight of paying tourists.
Seattle generates more than 90 percent of its electricity from hydroelectric power, according to Seattle City Light.
A true analysis of the market conditions for wind, solar, biomass, hydroelectric and other renewable resources is overdue and can inform policy decisions about the level of federal investment needed going into the future.
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The prime component of most hydroelectric systems is a dam. A high dam funnels water downward at high pressure to spin turbines, which in turn drive generators to produce high-voltage electricity. Mountainous countries with rushing rivers can produce the most hydroelectricity. Though hydroelectricity comes from a clean and completely renewable energy source, dams disrupt natural systems in a way that disturbs environmentalists.
Origin and Etymology of hydroelectric
International Scientific Vocabulary
First Known Use: 1884See Words from the same year
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Definition of hydroelectric for English Language Learners
: of or relating to the production of electricity by using machines that are powered by moving water
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Definition of hydroelectric for Students
: relating to or used in the making of electricity by waterpower hydroelectric power
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