Hydroelectric Power

Hydroelectric Power

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How does water generate electricity?

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  • Hydroelectric Power by Kate Murdock
  • How does water generate electricity? An Explanation Narrated by an Extremely Cute Fox
  • Introduction
  • What a nice house! There are many outlets and devices here... wouldn't that take a lot of coal to burn? Or is that not the only source of electricity?
  • My question for you today is: how does water generate electricity? Let's go through a process starting from lakes and rivers to this house.
  • Well, let's start from the lakes and rivers. One way to generate power can be from a dam. Inside of the dam are turbines that are spun by the flowing water of the lake or river. Electric generators are then activated by the moving turbines, and they generate electrical power. 
  • Generating Hydroelectricity
  • Transmission Lines to Home
  • Renewable Energy
  • Statistics and Closing
  • Around 6-7 percent of the United States power supply is hydroelectric. That's pretty cool!
  • That sounds right to me. In conclusion, hydroelectric power is renewable, as well as interesting. Thanks for reading!
  • After the dam, there are transmission lines that lead all the way from the dam into cities, and then into specific houses. The lines get to the houses by going into the meter. The electricity then travels through wires to the many outlets and plugs all throughout your house, now being able to be activated by the push of a button.
  • Water is a renewable energy source because you can never really run out of it, unlike coal and fossil fuels. Producing electricity doesn't destroy the water. This can help the environment because it doesn't pollute or consume too much water. Therefore, this method of creating electrical power is very environmentally friendly.
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