Hydro power

By: Amanda Surratt

It is renewable

Where is it found?

Hydro power is generated by moving water so streams or rivers that run down a mountain or are moving is a good source of energy.Also after it is in the factory the use machines to turn it into electricity

How it produces energy for individuals and whole groups or communities

The most common type of hydroelectric power plant uses a dam on a river to store water in a reservoir. Water released from the reservoir flows through a turbine, spinning it, and then it activates a generator to produce electricity. But hydroelectric power doesn't really require a large dam. Some hydroelectric power plants just use a small canal to channel the river water through a turbine. And then the electricity goes out to everyone that uses it.
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Uses for this energy

Any one can use this energy ... You would never even know the difference if your house was powered by hydro power, turbines or anything else because it is all electricity. So everyone uses it for what ever they want like to power tvs, radios, houses, or anything else 49% of the us use hydro power

Products created through hydropower

Hydropower just makes electricity it dosnt really make anything else so it just powers things.

Who use hydropower?

-Saw mills

-water mills



-the Greeks did use it

But only about 7% use it

Cost benefit

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What is the environmental impact?


-Once a dam is constructed, electricity can be produced at a constant rate.

-If electricity is not needed, the sluice gates can be shut, stopping electricity generation. The water can be saved for use another time when electricity demand is high.

-Dams are designed to last many decades and so can contribute to the generation of electricity for many years / decades.

- The lake that forms behind the dam can be used for water sports and leisure / pleasure activities. Often large dams become tourist attractions in their own right.

-The lake's water can be used for irrigation purposes.