Hydropower

Dam Good

Powered by the natural flow of the water!

  • 16% of global electricity production

  • Predicted annual increase in production of 3.1%.

What is it?

  • Hydropower plants capture the energy of falling water to generate electricity. A turbine converts the kinetic energy of falling water into mechanical energy. Then a generator converts the mechanical energy from the turbine into electrical energy.


Is it really green?

  • Relies on the water cycle, which is driven by the sun, making it a renewable power source, making it a more reliable and affordable source than fossil fuels that are rapidly being depleted.