hydropower

noun
hy·​dro·​pow·​er | \ ˈhī-drə-ˌpau̇(-ə)r How to pronounce hydropower (audio) \

Definition of hydropower

: hydroelectric power

Examples of hydropower in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lake Mead and Lake Powell provide a critical supply of drinking water, hydropower and irrigation for many communities across the region including rural farms and tribal nations. Rachel Ramirez, CNN, 16 Aug. 2021 Notably, the deal omits mention of a Clean Electricity Standard, a key element of Biden's climate plan that would require the electric grid to replace fossil fuels with renewable sources such as solar, wind and hydropower. Matthew Daly, Chron, 7 Aug. 2021 Notably, the deal omits mention of a Clean Electricity Standard, a key element of Biden’s climate plan that would require the electric grid to replace fossil fuels with renewable sources such as solar, wind and hydropower. Matthew Daly, Anchorage Daily News, 3 Aug. 2021 Notably, the deal omits mention of a Clean Electricity Standard, a key element of Biden's climate plan that would require the electric grid to replace fossil fuels with renewable sources such as solar, wind and hydropower. Matthew Daly, ajc, 3 Aug. 2021 In Brazil, the Parana River Basin is experiencing its worst water crisis in 91 years, leaving farmers dependent on the river to vie with hydropower plants that provide electricity and water to the country’s industrialized south. Bloomberg News, oregonlive, 16 Aug. 2021 Companies licensed by ShakeAlert are piloting programs to shut off gas and water valves, turn on emergency lights, secure sewage tanks, and stop turbines in hydropower plants. The New Yorker, 10 Aug. 2021 But the drought has reduced water levels in major reservoirs to such an extent that hydropower plants could be forced to shut down in a few months. Richard M. Frank, CNN, 16 July 2021 Electricity producers will be pushed to speed up the switch to wind, solar and hydropower from coal. New York Times, 14 July 2021

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First Known Use of hydropower

1933, in the meaning defined above

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10 Sep 2021

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“Hydropower.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydropower. Accessed 18 Sep. 2021.

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hydropower

noun

English Language Learners Definition of hydropower

: electricity produced from machines that are run by moving water

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