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Relating to or denoting the generation of electricity using flowing water (typically from a reservoir held behind a dam or barrage) to drive a turbine which powers a generator:‘economic and environmental aspect of the hydroelectric scheme’
- ‘It is a source for irrigation and hydroelectric power.’
- ‘Glaciers supply much of the fresh water and hydroelectric power in the region.’
- ‘The dam made hydroelectric power possible by forcing water through giant turbines.’
- ‘This in turn has meant that turbines at some hydroelectric power stations in the province have been unable to operate at maximum capacity.’
- ‘Use the sun's energy via solar panels, wind, wave and hydroelectric power to convert water into hydrogen and oxygen.’
- ‘The firm has a reservoir system that provides hydroelectric power both for its own operations and for sale to others.’
- ‘This wrecked flood control, municipal and industrial water storage, irrigation and hydroelectric power.’
- ‘This phenomenon may be related to streamflow regulation for hydroelectric power generation.’
- ‘Most electricity is generated by hydroelectric sources.’
- ‘A hydroelectric dam keeps the water flow constant through fall, but spring melts really make the rapids sing.’
- ‘Exports include petroleum and natural gas, hydroelectric power, metals, chemicals, paper pulp, and fish.’
- ‘Aside from hydroelectric power generation, the major industries are heavily dependent on the agricultural sector.’
- ‘Electricity generated through the use of waterwheels or hydraulic turbines is known as hydroelectric power.’
- ‘Glaciers supply much of the fresh water and hydroelectric power in South and Central Asia.’
- ‘A new way to use flowing water to generate electricity may lead to gadget-size, hydroelectric batteries.’
- ‘Laos has great potential for hydroelectric power and currently exports electricity to Thailand.’
- ‘This followed, in turn, the construction of dams in the various catchments, for irrigation and/or hydroelectric power generation.’
- ‘Later in the day when the floodgates of the hydroelectric dam upstream close, the water will slowly fall.’
- ‘To generate electricity, we use hydroelectric power, coal and nuclear energy.’
- ‘The county is rich in natural resources, including timber, hydroelectric power, and mineral deposits.’
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