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Index Hydroelectricity

Hydroelectricity is electricity produced from hydropower. [1]

172 relations: Agriculture, Ahai Dam, Alcoa, Aluminium, American Society of Civil Engineers, Appleton, Wisconsin, Aquaculture, Arc lamp, Asia-Pacific, Austria, Banqiao Dam, Base load, Bellingham, Washington, Belo Monte Dam, Bernard Forest de Bélidor, Bolívar (state), Bonneville Dam, Bonneville Power Administration, Brazil, Brokopondo Reservoir, Canada, Capacity factor, Carbon dioxide, Carbon monoxide, China, Climate change, Coal, Coal mining, Colorado River, Cragside, Dagangshan Dam, Dam, Dam failure, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Denmark, Diamer-Bhasha Dam, Dispatchable generation, Ecosystem, Electric generator, Electricity generation, Electricity sector in Finland, Electricity sector in Norway, Electricity sector in Sweden, Electricity sector in Switzerland, Ethiopia, Europe, European Commission, Externality, Federal Power Act, Federal Power Commission, ..., Flood control, Flood Control Act of 1936, Flue-gas emissions from fossil-fuel combustion, Fossil fuel, Fréjus, French Riviera, Garrison Dam, Geographic coordinate system, Germany, Grand Coulee Dam, Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam, Gravity, Greenhouse gas, Grenoble, Grid energy storage, Guanyinyan Dam, Guri Dam, Habitat fragmentation, Hoover Dam, Hydraulic engineering, Hydraulic head, Hydroelectricity, Hydropower, Hypoxia (environmental), India, Industrial Revolution, Industry, Institute of Development Studies, Intermittent energy source, International Exhibition of Hydropower and Tourism, International Rivers, Irrigation, Itaipu Dam, Japan, Jinping-I Dam, Jinping-II Dam, Jirau Dam, Kelly Barnes Dam, Kilowatt hour, Kinetic energy, Lianghekou Dam, List of energy storage projects, List of hydroelectric power station failures, List of largest hydroelectric power stations in the United States, List of largest power stations, List of nuclear power stations, List of renewable energy topics by country, List of water sports, Lists of hydroelectric power stations, Liyuan Dam, Load following power plant, Ludila Dam, Malpasset Dam, Manapouri Power Station, Mercury (element), Methane, Micro hydro, Multipurpose reservoir, Myanmar, Navigability, Netherlands, New Zealand, Niagara Falls, Nitric oxide, Northumberland, Norway, Nuclear power, Nuozhadu Dam, Overseas Development Institute, Pakistan, Paraguay, Paul Scherrer Institute, Penstock, Photovoltaics, Potential energy, Pumped-storage hydroelectricity, REN21, Renewable energy, Reservoir, Rio Tinto Aluminium, Shuangjiangkou Dam, Siltation, Site C dam, Smelting, Solar energy, Subansiri Lower Dam, Sulfur dioxide, Suriname, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiga, Tasang Dam, Teles Pires Dam, Temperate climate, Tennessee Valley Authority, The Economist, Thomas Edison, Three Gorges Dam, Tidal power, Tocoma Dam, Underground power station, United Kingdom, United States, United States Army Corps of Engineers, United States Bureau of Reclamation, University of Stuttgart, Upper Siang Hydroelectric Project, Vajont Dam, Variable renewable energy, Venezuela, Vulcan Street Plant, Water turbine, Water wheel, Watt, William Armstrong, 1st Baron Armstrong, Wind power, Wonders of the World, World Commission on Dams, World War II, Xcel Energy Cabin Creek Fire, Xiangjiaba Dam, Xiluodu Dam. Expand index (122 more) »


Agriculture is the cultivation of land and breeding of animals and plants to provide food, fiber, medicinal plants and other products to sustain and enhance life.

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Ahai Dam

The Ahai Dam (阿海水电站) is a gravity dam on the Jinsha River in Yulong County, Lijiang Prefecture, Yunnan and in the river reach at about 5 km in the lower reaches of Cuiyu River mouth.

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Alcoa Corporation (from Aluminum Company of America) is an American industrial corporation.

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Aluminium or aluminum is a chemical element with symbol Al and atomic number 13.

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American Society of Civil Engineers

The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) is a tax-exempt professional body founded in 1852 to represent members of the civil engineering profession worldwide.

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Appleton, Wisconsin

Appleton is a city in Outagamie (mostly), Calumet, and Winnebago counties in the U.S. state of Wisconsin.

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Aquaculture (less commonly spelled aquiculture), also known as aquafarming, is the farming of fish, crustaceans, molluscs, aquatic plants, algae, and other organisms.

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Arc lamp

An arc lamp or arc light is a lamp that produces light by an electric arc (also called a voltaic arc).

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Asia-Pacific or Asia Pacific (abbreviated as APAC, Asia-Pac, AsPac, APJ, JAPA or JAPAC) is the part of the world in or near the Western Pacific Ocean.

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Austria (Österreich), officially the Republic of Austria (Republik Österreich), is a federal republic and a landlocked country of over 8.8 million people in Central Europe.

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Banqiao Dam

The Banqiao Reservoir Dam is a dam on the River Ru in Zhumadian City, Henan province, China.

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Base load

The base load on a grid is the minimum level of demand on an electrical grid over a span of time, for example, one week.

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Bellingham, Washington

Bellingham is the largest city in and the county seat of Whatcom County in the U.S. state of Washington.

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Belo Monte Dam

The Belo Monte Dam (formerly known as Kararaô) is a hydroelectric dam complex currently under construction on the Xingu River in the state of Pará, Brazil.

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Bernard Forest de Bélidor

Bernard Forest de Bélidor (1698, Catalonia, Spain – 8 September 1761, Paris, France) was a French engineer, significant to the development of the science of hydraulics and ballistics.

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Bolívar (state)

Bolívar (Estado Bolívar), is one of the 23 states (estados) into which Venezuela is divided.

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Bonneville Dam

Bonneville Lock and Dam consists of several run-of-the-river dam structures that together complete a span of the Columbia River between the U.S. states of Oregon and Washington at River Mile 146.1.

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Bonneville Power Administration

The Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is an American federal agency operating in the Pacific Northwest.

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Brazil (Brasil), officially the Federative Republic of Brazil (República Federativa do Brasil), is the largest country in both South America and Latin America.

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Brokopondo Reservoir

The Brokopondo Reservoir, officially named Professor Doctor Ingenieur W. J. van Blommestein Meer, and also called the Brokopondostuwmeer, is a large reservoir in Suriname.

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Canada is a country located in the northern part of North America.

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Capacity factor

The net capacity factor is the unitless ratio of an actual electrical energy output over a given period of time to the maximum possible electrical energy output over that period.

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Carbon dioxide

Carbon dioxide (chemical formula) is a colorless gas with a density about 60% higher than that of dry air.

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Carbon monoxide

Carbon monoxide (CO) is a colorless, odorless, and tasteless gas that is slightly less dense than air.

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China, officially the People's Republic of China (PRC), is a unitary one-party sovereign state in East Asia and the world's most populous country, with a population of around /1e9 round 3 billion.

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Climate change

Climate change is a change in the statistical distribution of weather patterns when that change lasts for an extended period of time (i.e., decades to millions of years).

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Coal is a combustible black or brownish-black sedimentary rock usually occurring in rock strata in layers or veins called coal beds or coal seams.

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Coal mining

Coal mining is the process of extracting coal from the ground.

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Colorado River

The Colorado River is one of the principal rivers of the Southwestern United States and northern Mexico (the other being the Rio Grande).

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Cragside is a Victorian country house near the town of Rothbury in Northumberland, England.

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Dagangshan Dam

The Dagangshan Dam(大岗山水电站) is an arch dam on the Dadu River in Shimian County, Ya'an, Sichuan Province, China.

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A dam is a barrier that stops or restricts the flow of water or underground streams.

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Dam failure

A dam is a barrier across flowing water that obstructs, directs or slows down the flow, often creating a reservoir, lake or impoundments.

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Democratic Republic of the Congo

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (République démocratique du Congo), also known as DR Congo, the DRC, Congo-Kinshasa or simply the Congo, is a country located in Central Africa.

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Denmark (Danmark), officially the Kingdom of Denmark,Kongeriget Danmark,.

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Diamer-Bhasha Dam

Diamer-Bhasha Dam is a gravity dam, in the preliminary stages of construction, on the River Indus in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan.

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Dispatchable generation

Dispatchable generation refers to sources of electricity that can be dispatched at the request of power grid operators or of the plant owner according to market needs.

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An ecosystem is a community made up of living organisms and nonliving components such as air, water, and mineral soil.

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Electric generator

In electricity generation, a generator is a device that converts motive power (mechanical energy) into electrical power for use in an external circuit.

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Electricity generation

Electricity generation is the process of generating electric power from sources of primary energy.

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Electricity sector in Finland

The electricity sector in Finland relies on nuclear power, forest industry black liquor and wood consumption, cogeneration and electricity import from neighboring countries.

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Electricity sector in Norway

The electricity sector in Norway relies predominantly on hydroelectricity.

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Electricity sector in Sweden

Majority of electricity production in Sweden relies on hydro power and nuclear power.

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Electricity sector in Switzerland

The electricity sector in Switzerland relies mainly on hydroelectricity, since the Alps cover almost two-thirds of the country's land mass, providing many large mountain lakes and artificial reservoirs suited for hydro power.

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Ethiopia (ኢትዮጵያ), officially the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia (የኢትዮጵያ ፌዴራላዊ ዲሞክራሲያዊ ሪፐብሊክ, yeʾĪtiyoṗṗya Fēdēralawī Dēmokirasīyawī Rīpebilīk), is a country located in the Horn of Africa.

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Europe is a continent located entirely in the Northern Hemisphere and mostly in the Eastern Hemisphere.

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European Commission

The European Commission (EC) is an institution of the European Union, responsible for proposing legislation, implementing decisions, upholding the EU treaties and managing the day-to-day business of the EU.

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In economics, an externality is the cost or benefit that affects a party who did not choose to incur that cost or benefit.

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Federal Power Act

The Federal Power Act is a law appearing in Chapter 12 of Title 16 of the United States Code, entitled "Federal Regulation and Development of Power".

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Federal Power Commission

The Federal Power Commission (FPC) was an independent commission of the United States government, originally organized on June 23, 1930, with five members nominated by the president and confirmed by the Senate.

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Flood control

Flood control methods are used to reduce or prevent the detrimental effects of flood waters.

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Flood Control Act of 1936

The Flood Control Act of 1936,, (FCA 1936) was an Act of the United States Congress signed into law by President Franklin Delano Roosevelt on 22 June 1936.

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Flue-gas emissions from fossil-fuel combustion

Flue-gas emissions from fossil-fuel combustion refers to the combustion-product gas resulting from the burning of fossil fuels.

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Fossil fuel

A fossil fuel is a fuel formed by natural processes, such as anaerobic decomposition of buried dead organisms, containing energy originating in ancient photosynthesis.

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Fréjus is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France.

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French Riviera

The French Riviera (known in French as the Côte d'Azur,; Còsta d'Azur; literal translation "Coast of Azure") is the Mediterranean coastline of the southeast corner of France.

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Garrison Dam

Garrison Dam is an earth-fill embankment dam on the Missouri River in central North Dakota, United States.

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Geographic coordinate system

A geographic coordinate system is a coordinate system used in geography that enables every location on Earth to be specified by a set of numbers, letters or symbols.

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Germany (Deutschland), officially the Federal Republic of Germany (Bundesrepublik Deutschland), is a sovereign state in central-western Europe.

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Grand Coulee Dam

Grand Coulee Dam is a concrete gravity dam on the Columbia River in the U.S. state of Washington, built to produce hydroelectric power and provide irrigation water.

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Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam

The Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD or Taehige; ታላቁ የኢትዮጵያ ሕዳሴ ግድብ), formerly known as the Millennium Dam and sometimes referred to as Hidase Dam, is a gravity dam on the Blue Nile River in Ethiopia that has been under construction since 2011.

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Gravity, or gravitation, is a natural phenomenon by which all things with mass or energy—including planets, stars, galaxies, and even light—are brought toward (or gravitate toward) one another.

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Greenhouse gas

A greenhouse gas is a gas in an atmosphere that absorbs and emits radiant energy within the thermal infrared range.

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Grenoble is a city in southeastern France, at the foot of the French Alps where the river Drac joins the Isère.

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Grid energy storage

Grid energy storage (also called large-scale energy storage) is a collection of methods used to store electrical energy on a large scale within an electrical power grid.

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Guanyinyan Dam

The Guanyinyan Dam is a gravity dam on the Jinsha River southwest of Panzhihua on the border of Yunnan and Sichuan Provinces in China.

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Guri Dam

The Simón Bolívar Hydroelectric Plant also Guri Dam (Central Hidroeléctrica Simón Bolívar or Represa de Guri) is a concrete gravity and embankment dam in Bolívar State, Venezuela on the Caroni River built from 1963 to 1969.

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Habitat fragmentation

Habitat fragmentation describes the emergence of discontinuities (fragmentation) in an organism's preferred environment (habitat), causing population fragmentation and ecosystem decay.

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Hoover Dam

Hoover Dam is a concrete arch-gravity dam in the Black Canyon of the Colorado River, on the border between the U.S. states of Nevada and Arizona.

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Hydraulic engineering

Hydraulic engineering as a sub-discipline of civil engineering is concerned with the flow and conveyance of fluids, principally water and sewage.

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Hydraulic head

Hydraulic head or piezometric head is a specific measurement of liquid pressure above a geodetic datum.

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Hydroelectricity is electricity produced from hydropower.

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Hydropower or water power (from ύδωρ, "water") is power derived from the energy of falling water or fast running water, which may be harnessed for useful purposes.

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Hypoxia (environmental)

Hypoxia refers to low oxygen conditions.

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India (IAST), also called the Republic of India (IAST), is a country in South Asia.

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Industrial Revolution

The Industrial Revolution was the transition to new manufacturing processes in the period from about 1760 to sometime between 1820 and 1840.

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Industry is the production of goods or related services within an economy.

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Institute of Development Studies

The Institute of Development Studies (IDS) is an institution for development research, teaching and learning, and impact and communications, based at the University of Sussex.

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Intermittent energy source

An intermittent energy source is any source of energy that is not continuously available for conversion into electricity and outside direct control because the used primary energy cannot be stored.

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International Exhibition of Hydropower and Tourism

The International Exhibition of Hydropower and Tourism (French: Exposition internationale de la houille blanche et du tourisme) was an exhibition which ran from May 21 to October 25, 1925 in the city of Grenoble in France, in order to dedicate the city, the capital of "white coal".

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International Rivers

International Rivers is a non-profit, non-governmental, environmental and human rights organization.

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Irrigation is the application of controlled amounts of water to plants at needed intervals.

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Itaipu Dam

The Itaipu Dam (Barragem de Itaipu, Represa de Itaipú) is a hydroelectric dam on the Paraná River located on the border between Brazil and Paraguay.

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Japan (日本; Nippon or Nihon; formally 日本国 or Nihon-koku, lit. "State of Japan") is a sovereign island country in East Asia.

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Jinping-I Dam

The Jinping-I Dam (simplified Chinese: 锦屏一级水电站; traditional Chinese: 錦屏一級水電站) also known as the Jinping-I Hydropower Station or Jinping 1st Cascade, is a tall arch dam on the Jinping Bend of the Yalong River (Yalong Jiang) in Liangshan, Sichuan, China.

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Jinping-II Dam

The Jinping-II Dam, also known as the Jinping-II Hydropower Station, is a gravity dam on the Jinping Bend of the Yalong River (Yalong Jiang) in Sichuan, China.

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Jirau Dam

The Jirau Dam is a rock-fill dam with an asphalt-concrete core, currently under construction on the Madeira River in the state of Rondônia, Brazil.

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Kelly Barnes Dam

Kelly Barnes Dam was an earthen embankment dam once located in Stephens County, Georgia, just outside the city of Toccoa.

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Kilowatt hour

The kilowatt hour (symbol kWh, kW⋅h or kW h) is a unit of energy equal to 3.6 megajoules.

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Kinetic energy

In physics, the kinetic energy of an object is the energy that it possesses due to its motion.

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Lianghekou Dam

The Lianghekou Dam (meaning: "mouth of two rivers") is a concrete-face rock-fill dam currently under construction on the Yalong River in Yajiang County, Sichuan Province, China.

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List of energy storage projects

This is a list of energy storage projects worldwide, other than pumped hydro storage.

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List of hydroelectric power station failures

This is a list of major hydroelectric power station failures due to damage to a hydroelectric power station or its connections.

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List of largest hydroelectric power stations in the United States

This article lists the largest hydroelectric power stations in the United States, in terms of Nameplate capacity.

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List of largest power stations

This article lists the largest power stations in the world, the ten overall and the five of each type, in terms of current installed electrical capacity.

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List of nuclear power stations

The following page lists all nuclear power stations that are larger than in current net capacity.

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List of renewable energy topics by country

This is a list of renewable energy topics by country.

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List of water sports

There are dozens of commonly played sports that involve water.

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Lists of hydroelectric power stations

The following are lists of hydroelectric power stations based on the four methods of hydroelectric generation.

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Liyuan Dam

The Liyuan Dam is a concrete-face rock-fill dam on the Jinsha River on the border of Yulong County and Shangri-La County, Yunnan Province, China.

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Load following power plant

A load following power plant, regarded as producing mid-merit or mid-priced electricity, is a power plant that adjusts its power output as demand for electricity fluctuates throughout the day.

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Ludila Dam

The Ludila Dam(鲁地拉水电站 in chinese) is a gravity dam on the Jinsha River near Lijiang in Yunnan province, China.

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Malpasset Dam

The Malpasset Dam was an arch dam on the Reyran River, located approximately 7 km north of Fréjus on the French Riviera (Côte d'Azur), southern France, in the Var département.

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Manapouri Power Station

Manapōuri Power Station is an underground hydroelectric power station on the western arm of Lake Manapouri in Fiordland National Park, in the South Island of New Zealand.

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Mercury (element)

Mercury is a chemical element with symbol Hg and atomic number 80.

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Methane is a chemical compound with the chemical formula (one atom of carbon and four atoms of hydrogen).

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Micro hydro

Micro hydro is a type of hydroelectric power that typically produces from 5 kW to 100 kW of electricity using the natural flow of water.

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Multipurpose reservoir

A multipurpose reservoir is a man-made lake which is usually managed for multiple purposes.

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Myanmar, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar and also known as Burma, is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia.

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A body of water, such as a river, canal or lake, is navigable if it is deep, wide and slow enough for a vessel to pass or walk.

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The Netherlands (Nederland), often referred to as Holland, is a country located mostly in Western Europe with a population of seventeen million.

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New Zealand

New Zealand (Aotearoa) is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.

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Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls is the collective name for three waterfalls that straddle the international border between the Canadian province of Ontario and the American state of New York.

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Nitric oxide

Nitric oxide (nitrogen oxide or nitrogen monoxide) is a colorless gas with the formula NO.

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Northumberland (abbreviated Northd) is a county in North East England.

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Norway (Norwegian: (Bokmål) or (Nynorsk); Norga), officially the Kingdom of Norway, is a unitary sovereign state whose territory comprises the western portion of the Scandinavian Peninsula plus the remote island of Jan Mayen and the archipelago of Svalbard.

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Nuclear power

Nuclear power is the use of nuclear reactions that release nuclear energy to generate heat, which most frequently is then used in steam turbines to produce electricity in a nuclear power plant.

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Nuozhadu Dam

Nuozhadu Dam is an embankment dam on the Lancang (Mekong) River in Yunnan Province, southwest China.

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Overseas Development Institute

The Overseas Development Institute (ODI) is an independent think tank on international development and humanitarian issues, founded in 1960.

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Pakistan (پاکِستان), officially the Islamic Republic of Pakistan (اِسلامی جمہوریہ پاکِستان), is a country in South Asia.

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Paraguay (Paraguái), officially the Republic of Paraguay (República del Paraguay; Tetã Paraguái), is a landlocked country in central South America, bordered by Argentina to the south and southwest, Brazil to the east and northeast, and Bolivia to the northwest.

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Paul Scherrer Institute

The Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) is a multi-disciplinary research institute which belongs to the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology Domain covering also ETH Zurich and EPFL.

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A penstock (fr. conduite forcée) is a sluice or gate or intake structure that controls water flow, or an enclosed pipe that delivers water to hydro turbines and sewerage systems.

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Photovoltaics (PV) is a term which covers the conversion of light into electricity using semiconducting materials that exhibit the photovoltaic effect, a phenomenon studied in physics, photochemistry, and electrochemistry.

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Potential energy

In physics, potential energy is the energy possessed by an object because of its position relative to other objects, stresses within itself, its electric charge, or other factors.

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Pumped-storage hydroelectricity

Pumped-storage hydroelectricity (PSH), or pumped hydroelectric energy storage (PHES), is a type of hydroelectric energy storage used by electric power systems for load balancing.

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REN21, the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century, is the global renewable energy policy multi-stakeholder network that connects a wide range of key actors.

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Renewable energy

Renewable energy is energy that is collected from renewable resources, which are naturally replenished on a human timescale, such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat.

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A reservoir (from French réservoir – a "tank") is a storage space for fluids.

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Rio Tinto Aluminium

Rio Tinto Aluminium (previously known as Comalco) is now known as Rio Tinto Alcan after Rio's takeover of Alcan.

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Shuangjiangkou Dam

The Shuangjiangkou Dam(双江口大坝/双江口水电站), also referred to as Shuang Jiang Kou(双江口), is an embankment dam currently being constructed on the Dadu River in Sichuan Province, China.

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Siltation or siltification is the pollution of water by particulate terrestrial clastic material, with a particle size dominated by silt or clay.

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Site C dam

The Site C Dam is an early-stage project of BC Hydro for a large-scale earth fill hydroelectric dam on the Peace River near Fort St. John in northeastern British Columbia, Canada.

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Smelting is a process of applying heat to ore in order to melt out a base metal.

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Solar energy

Solar energy is radiant light and heat from the Sun that is harnessed using a range of ever-evolving technologies such as solar heating, photovoltaics, solar thermal energy, solar architecture, molten salt power plants and artificial photosynthesis.

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Subansiri Lower Dam

The Subansiri Lower Dam, officially named Subansiri Lower Hydroelectric Project (SLHEP), is an under construction gravity dam on the Subansiri River in NorthEastern India.

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Sulfur dioxide

Sulfur dioxide (also sulphur dioxide in British English) is the chemical compound with the formula.

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Suriname (also spelled Surinam), officially known as the Republic of Suriname (Republiek Suriname), is a sovereign state on the northeastern Atlantic coast of South America.

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Sweden (Sverige), officially the Kingdom of Sweden (Swedish), is a Scandinavian country in Northern Europe.

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Switzerland, officially the Swiss Confederation, is a sovereign state in Europe.

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Taiga (p; from Turkic), also known as boreal forest or snow forest, is a biome characterized by coniferous forests consisting mostly of pines, spruces and larches.

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Tasang Dam

The Tasang Dam (တာဆန်းဆည်), also known as the Mong Ton Dam, is a planned multi-purpose dam on the Salween River in the Shan State, Myanmar.

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Teles Pires Dam

The Teles Pires Dam is a run-of-the-river hydroelectric dam on the Teles Pires River, upstream of the confluence with the Tapajós river, on the border of the Brazilian states of Mato Grosso and Pará.

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Temperate climate

In geography, the temperate or tepid climates of Earth occur in the middle latitudes, which span between the tropics and the polar regions of Earth.

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Tennessee Valley Authority

The Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) is a federally owned corporation in the United States created by congressional charter on May 18, 1933, to provide navigation, flood control, electricity generation, fertilizer manufacturing, and economic development to the Tennessee Valley, a region particularly affected by the Great Depression.

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The Economist

The Economist is an English-language weekly magazine-format newspaper owned by the Economist Group and edited at offices in London.

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Thomas Edison

Thomas Alva Edison (February 11, 1847October 18, 1931) was an American inventor and businessman, who has been described as America's greatest inventor.

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Three Gorges Dam

The Three Gorges Dam is a hydroelectric gravity dam that spans the Yangtze River by the town of Sandouping, in Yiling District, Yichang, Hubei province, China.

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Tidal power

Tidal power or tidal energy is a form of hydropower that converts the energy obtained from tides into useful forms of power, mainly electricity.

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Tocoma Dam

The Manuel Piar Hydroelectric Power Plant (Tocoma Dam) is under construction and it is the last hydroelectric development project in the Lower Caroní River Basin of Venezuela.

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Underground power station

An underground power station is a type of hydroelectric power station constructed by excavating the major components (e.g. machine hall, penstocks, and tailrace) from rock, rather than the more common surface-based construction methods.

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United Kingdom

The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.

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United States

The United States of America (USA), commonly known as the United States (U.S.) or America, is a federal republic composed of 50 states, a federal district, five major self-governing territories, and various possessions.

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United States Army Corps of Engineers

The United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) is a U.S. federal agency under the Department of Defense and a major Army command made up of some 37,000 civilian and military personnel, making it one of the world's largest public engineering, design, and construction management agencies.

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United States Bureau of Reclamation

The United States Bureau of Reclamation (USBR), and formerly the United States Reclamation Service (not to be confused with the Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement), is a federal agency under the U.S. Department of the Interior, which oversees water resource management, specifically as it applies to the oversight and operation of the diversion, delivery, and storage projects that it has built throughout the western United States for irrigation, water supply, and attendant hydroelectric power generation.

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University of Stuttgart

The University of Stuttgart (Universität Stuttgart) is a university located in Stuttgart, Germany.

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Upper Siang Hydroelectric Project

The Upper Siang Hydroelectric Project consists of the construction of several hydroelectric power dams in the Upper Siang district of Arunachal Pradesh, India.

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Vajont Dam

The Vajont Dam (or Vaiont Dam) is a disused dam, completed in 1959 in the valley of the Vajont River under Monte Toc, in the municipality of Erto e Casso, 100 km (60 miles) north of Venice, Italy.

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Variable renewable energy

Variable renewable energy (VRE) is a renewable energy source that is non-dispatchable due to its fluctuating nature, like wind power and solar power, as opposed to a controllable renewable energy source such as hydroelectricity, or biomass, or a relatively constant source such as geothermal power or run-of-the-river hydroelectricity.

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Venezuela, officially denominated Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela (República Bolivariana de Venezuela),Previously, the official name was Estado de Venezuela (1830–1856), República de Venezuela (1856–1864), Estados Unidos de Venezuela (1864–1953), and again República de Venezuela (1953–1999).

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Vulcan Street Plant

The Vulcan Street Plant was the first Edison hydroelectric central station.

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Water turbine

A water turbine is a rotary machine that converts kinetic energy and potential energy of water into mechanical work.

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Water wheel

A water wheel is a machine for converting the energy of flowing or falling water into useful forms of power, often in a watermill.

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The watt (symbol: W) is a unit of power.

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William Armstrong, 1st Baron Armstrong

William George Armstrong, 1st Baron Armstrong (26 November 1810 – 27 December 1900) was an English industrialist who founded the Armstrong Whitworth manufacturing concern on Tyneside.

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Wind power

Wind power is the use of air flow through wind turbines to mechanically power generators for electricity.

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Wonders of the World

Various lists of the Wonders of the World have been compiled from antiquity to the present day, to catalogue the world's most spectacular natural wonders and manmade structures.

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World Commission on Dams

The World Commission on Dams (WCD) existed between April 1997 and 2001, to research the environmental, social and economic impacts of the development of large dams globally.

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World War II

World War II (often abbreviated to WWII or WW2), also known as the Second World War, was a global war that lasted from 1939 to 1945, although conflicts reflecting the ideological clash between what would become the Allied and Axis blocs began earlier.

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Xcel Energy Cabin Creek Fire

The Xcel Energy Cabin Creek Fire occurred on October 2, 2007, at Xcel Energy’s pumped storage hydroelectric plant near Georgetown, Colorado, a small town forty-five miles west of Denver.

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Xiangjiaba Dam

The Xiangjiaba Dam is a large gravity dam on the Jinsha River, a tributary of the Yangtze River in Yunnan Province and Sichuan Province, southwest China.

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Xiluodu Dam

The Xiluodu Dam is an arch dam on the Jinsha River, i.e. the upper course of the Yangtze in China.

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