Water creating electricity
A Hydroelectric power plant
How hydroelectricity works
There are many ways hydroelectricity, like a watermill or a hydroelectric power plant. The most popular type hydroelectric power plant works by a dam in a river to store water in a reservoir. Water released from the reservoir flows through a turbine, spinning it, activating a generator creating electricity. On the other hand a watermill is powered by running water spinning a wheel generating electricity.
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Examples of hydropower
5 fun facts
-10% of the nations energy is hydroelectric.
-Hydropower generates 20% of the worlds power
-Hydropower is also the main energy source for more than 30 countries
-Hydropower doesn't make any pollution
-Hydropower is the least expensive renewable energy source in the USA