Using Water for Hydroelectric Power

(Hydroelectric Dam)

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Explination/How it works

A dam is built across a river to raise water levels, to create the drop needed for the water to fall with force. The water goes in to a pipe called a Penstock and carries it to the turbine. The turbine spins from the waters force and powers the generator. The electricity from the generator is sent through transmission lines. The water then exits into the outflow river.

Where you can find out information

www.opg.com (Ontario Power Generation)

www.usgs.gov