Roseau River Hydroelectric Plant
Decrease the use of Fossil Fuels In Saint Lucia!
The Roseau River is the longest river in Saint Lucia and it is dammed by the John Compton Dam near Millet.
Energy Usage in Saint Lucia
As of 2012, the consumption of energy is 336.4 million kWh. The percentage that is made from hydroelectric plants is 0 and so is the energy from nuclear fuels. 100% of the energy used is from fossil fuels.
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What is Needed for a Hydroelectric Plant
- Dam- raises the water level to create falling water and controls the flow of water. The reservoir that is formed is, in effect, stored energy.
- Turbine- converts the kinetic energy, from the falling water, into mechanical energy.
- Generator- converts the mechanical energy from the turbines, into electric energy.
- Transmission Lines- conducts electricity from the hydro-power plant to homes and businesses.
- Water- this piece cost nothing, but without it the plant would not have the ability to work.
- Fuel is not burned so there is minimal pollution
- Water to run the power plant is provided free by nature
- Hydropower plays a major role in reducing greenhouse gas emissions
- Relatively low operations and maintenance costs
- The technology is reliable and proven over time
- It's renewable - rainfall renews the water in the reservoir, so the fuel is almost always there