Definition of hydropower in English:



  • [mass noun] Hydroelectric power.

    • ‘Much of our renewable electricity is already generated by hydropower, which had its own PR problems when it was first developed on a significant scale.’
    • ‘Though hydropower was once viewed as a clean alternative, it has its limits.’
    • ‘This combined with less hydropower and the difficulty getting power into the state from the south because of limited grid capacity has contributed to California's problem.’
    • ‘Most energy will be produced locally from wind, solar cells, hydropower, biomass and geothermal sources, offering new grassroots potential for developing countries.’
    • ‘We know that in dry years hydropower, which we are dependent on, cannot sustain us.’
    • ‘It would be helpful if some of those options, such as hydropower and wind power, were more enthusiastically supported by the Green Party.’
    • ‘More than 90 percent of the electricity produced in Brazil comes from hydropower.’
    • ‘Even after the development of hydropower and some discoveries of natural gas in the 1960s, 85 percent of energy requirements are imported, mostly via the UK.’
    • ‘Energy professionals will need to understand fossil, nuclear, wind, and solar energy, hydropower, and biopower.’
    • ‘And using underwater turbines sidesteps the common objections to conventional hydropower - that damming a river stops migrating fish and inundates land upstream.’
    • ‘Of course, at the time, the state was still enjoying power surpluses of 25 to 30 percent and ridiculously cheap hydropower from Washington and Oregon.’
    • ‘The budgets for geothermal technology development, hydrogen research, hydropower, wind and solar energy systems were cut roughly in half.’
    • ‘Renewable energy, not counting hydropower, now produces only 2% of the nation's electricity.’
    • ‘By shaving $24,000 off the mine's annual energy bill, hydropower saved the owners from bankruptcy.’
    • ‘Through damming, dredging and channelization, we have changed the way rivers flow - diverting water to generate hydropower, support navigation and irrigate crops.’
    • ‘Ten percent comes from hydropower and oil combined, while only 2 percent originates from renewable sources.’
    • ‘In Scotland another 10% comes from hydropower.’
    • ‘Experts reckon that only a quarter of China's potential hydropower has yet been tapped.’
    • ‘Currently Brazil's per capita greenhouse gas emissions are less than half the world's average, but this is largely due to its historic focus on energy efficiency, hydropower and sugar-based ethanol.’
    • ‘To mitigate the impact of greenhouse gases, we must place greater reliance on hydropower, nuclear power and renewables and over time cut down on carbon-based energy sources.’