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Definition of Hydroelectric | What is Hydroelectric

Concept and Meaning of Hydroelectric

The hydroelectric adjective refers to what belongs or is relative to hydroelectricity. This term is related to electricity obtained from hydropower, which is the type of energy produced by the movement of water.
Hydraulic or water energy pulls so prof of kinetic and energy potential of the waterfalls, tides and water currents as part of renewable energy because they are not exhausted with use.
Hydroelectric power station means any infrastructure that uses water power to produce electrical energy (electricity). Its operation is based on a cascade that gives rise to two levels of a channel: when water fall upper level to the lower, it passes through a water turbine that transmits energy to a generator to then turn it into electrical energy.
The exploitation of hydropower by a hydroelectric power can be developed in two main ways. On the one hand, it is possible to divert a river to take advantage of the speed of its flow and produce electric energy (electricity). On the other hand, can build a dam and catch the water flow (the flow).
According to the flow scheme, architectural development and the height of the waterfall, we can talk about different types of hydroelectric plants. Tanks are the most common: a dam intercepts the current and reserve water in a tank. water that passes through the turbine is therefore adjustable.
The water treatment plant, pumping station, Central high pressure and the Central (or factory) tidal are other types of hydroelectric plants.
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