Hydroelectricity is electricity produced by hydropower that is one of the most reliable sources of renewable and cheap energy globally. The increase in construction of hydroelectric power plant started at the beginning of the 20th century where many small-scaled platforms were built by commercial companies primarily in US and Canada.
The cost of hydroelectricity is relatively low, and its production is flexible, making it a competitive source of renewable energy. Despite the adverse effects of huge dams on the local ecosystem, it is still considered less threatening to the environment compared to the CO2 emissions of fossil-fuel-powered energy plant.
Aside from electricity, there are many other uses of the reservoirs created by hydroelectric structures. These include recreational facilities, aquaculture, and for irrigation support in agriculture.
In this video, learn how hydroelectric power works through the demonstration of Mr. Jim Schacht, Production Manager of Niagara Plant Group. Explore the power of water as designed by one of the biggest plant depending on hydropower in Canada.
Learn the basics of power generation that is made possible by the flow of water from tides, rapids, or waterfalls. Find out the process behind this energy producing structures as explained simply in this presentation.
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