Hydro power

DEFINITION: A form of renewable energy used for electricity generation that derives from the force of moving water. Hydropower plants generally use a dam on a river to store water in a reservoir, where the water is released through a turbine to generate electricity. The technology reduces reliance on fossil fuels, increases security of supply and contributes small amount of greenhouse gases (GHG) into the atmosphere.

See also: Tidal energy

See also: Renewable energy

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