Hydro Electric Power Plants



In this tutorial we will look at the design of hydroelectric power plants. A hydroelectric power plant is a power plant that uses the energy of a water mass to produce electricity. The potential energy of water becomes kinetic. Dam water is usually used to rotate a water turbine with an attached electric generator powered by falling water. 

A turbine converts the kinetic energy of falling water into mechanical. A generator then converts the mechanical energy from the turbine into electrical energy. The device of a hydroelectric power plant is visualized.
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