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Hydroelectric Energy Concept, Definition, Uses, facts, Capacity, Benefits

 

 

What is Hydroelectric energy? Details, Sources, Benefits, Significance

Hydroelectric energy is considered a renewable energy resource because it's an energy resource that regenerates in a short time period.

Renewable: Hydroelectric energy is renewable. This means that we cannot use up. However, there’s only a limited number of suitable reservoirs where hydroelectric power plants can be built and even fewer places where such projects are profitable.

Green Generating electricity with hydro energy is not polluting itself. The only pollution occurs during the construction of these massive power plants.

Reliable
Hydroelectricity is very reliable energy. There are very little fluctuations in terms of the electric power that is being by the plants unless a different output is desired. Countries that have large resources of hydropower use hydroelectricity as a base load energy source. As long as there is water in the world, electricity can be generated.

Flexible
As previously mentioned, adjusting water flow and output of electricity is easy. At times where power consumption is low, water flow is reduced and the electricity levels are being conserved for times when the power consumption is high.

 Safe
Compared to among others fossil fuels and nuclear energy, hydroelectricity is much safer. There is no fuel involved.


 

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