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HYDROELECTRIC POWER STATION

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Power generation by releasing stored water through a turbine driving a generator.

Related Terms

Term Note
DAM A barrier of wood, masonry, concrete or earth, built across a river to create a reservoir of water for domestic and/or industrial usage.
TURBINE A rotary prime mover. Turbines may be steam, water or gas operated.

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