hydropower

noun

hy·​dro·​pow·​er ˈhī-drə-ˌpau̇(-ə)r How to pronounce hydropower (audio)
: hydroelectric power

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Construction can begin on a 339-mile transmission line that will bring hydropower generated in Quebec's remote forests to New York City, Gov. Kathy Hochul said Wednesday. Ryan Dezember, WSJ, 30 Nov. 2022 Lakes Powell and Mead, the key reservoirs that store river water and provide hydropower across the West, are only about a quarter full. Kathleen Ronayne, The Christian Science Monitor, 29 Nov. 2022 The company is also looking to build large-scale solar and hydro power projects after its $11.2 million purchase of a stake in hydropower infrastructure firm PT Arkora Hydro. Norman Harsono, Bloomberg.com, 29 Nov. 2022 Lakes Powell and Mead, the key reservoirs that store river water and provide hydropower across the West, are only about a quarter full. Kathleen Ronayne, ajc, 29 Nov. 2022 Lakes Powell and Mead, the key reservoirs that store river water and provide hydropower across the West, are only about a quarter full. Kathleen Ronayne, BostonGlobe.com, 28 Nov. 2022 There was another close call in 2021, when a wildfire temporarily knocked out several key power lines that bring hydropower from the Pacific Northwest to California. Sammy Rothstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 21 Nov. 2022 Northern Pass was a transmission line designed to bring hydropower from Quebec to Massachusetts via New Hampshire. Elizabeth Kolbert, The New Yorker, 21 Nov. 2022 This year, during Europe’s hottest summer on record, extraordinary heat fueled wildfires, imperiled crops and strained hydropower supplies around the continent. Raymond Zhong, New York Times, 10 Oct. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1933, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hydropower was in 1933

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Cite this Entry

“Hydropower.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hydropower. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

Kids Definition

hydropower

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