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Hydropower

In the 19th century, hydropower became the source of generating electricity. The first hydroelectric power plant was built in Niagara falls in 1879.

How is the hydropower harnessed?


Hydropower is good because it powers a lot of electricity by turning the turbine and when the turbine spins the water it somehow makes electricity. Hydroelectric generator converts the mechanical energy into electricity.

How does the source of energy generate electricity?


The generator turns and the water near it turns to and that makes electricity. The production of electrical power threw the use of the gravitational force of falling or flowing water it is the most widely form of renewable energy. Accounting 16 percentage of global electricity generation 3427 terawatts. Hours of electricity in 2010 and it is expected to increase about 3.1 persentage each year for the next 25 years.

How does hydropower take electricity?


THIS POWER SOURCE IS USED TO TURN A PROPELLER PEACE CALLED TURBINE WICH THEN TURNS A METAL SHAFT IN AN ELECTRIC PENERATOR WICH IS THE MOTOR THAT PRODUCES ELECTRICITY.

WHERE AND WHY WAS IT DISCOVERED HAS A SOURCE OF ENERGY AND WHERE IS IT CURRENTLY BEING USED. Why?
Hydroelectricity discovered electricity plants where they make electricity. The people discovered it because they wanted more electricity. Hydroelectricity is currently being used in the USA, Canada, China, Brazil, Russia, Norway, India, Venezuela etc. Use of running water for mechanical energy has been used for centuries so I guess when electricity was discovered and it was useful some had the bright idea of connecting a water wheel to a dynamo. This would have been in the mid 1800 sometime.

How does it affect your envirornment in a negative and positive way?


Sometimes if animals get close to the wheel they will die because it is fast. It could also drop Some wood pieces and the animals will choke on it and die. Hydropower plants can also cause low dissolved oxygen levels in water witch is harmful to river habits. The positive way is it does no pollute the earth at all and animals dont harm themselves because they dont go so close to the wheel and there is only a slight chance that they will be in dams. With hydroelectric power creates no air pollution or greenhouse gas emissions and it is a renewable energy source. It is free available plentiful and cheap.

How much energy can it produce? How does this compare other sources of energy used in this area?
Hydroelectric power now supplies about 715000MWE of world electricity. The amount of energy a hydropower plant produces depends on two factors: 1. How far the water falls 2. Amount of water flowing in the river.

How does the choice of the source of energy impact or effect the people that live in this area?
Hydropower has no air quality and then hydropower dams can significcally effect natural riror system as well as fish and wild life populations. Large dams reservers can have other imbets on a water shed.