Electricity Hydropower

Length: About 23 minutes
Subscription: 15 days
Cost: $59.00
Prerequisites: None

This course addresses how hydropower works, the various attributes by which it is compared to other renewable fuel sources and technologies, characteristics of hydropower, and the future potential for hydropower. This module is also included in the full-length course Renewable Energy Overview.

What you will learn

  • What hydropower is
  • The methods and technologies used to generate hydropower
  • How the movement of water is converted to electricity
  • The current role of hydropower in the U.S. electric generation mix
  • The key attributes that determine the benefits, costs, and operational characteristics associated with hydropower
  • The potential role of hydropower in a region's overall electric generation mix
  • Key issues for the future growth of hydropower


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