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Exploring Hydropower

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Exploring Hydropower. Water Cycle. Gravitational Energy. Harnessing Water Power. World’s First Hydropower Plant. Top Hydropower Producing States. 2011 (thousand megawatt hours). Washington 79,877 California 38,822 Oregon 36,568 New York 22,760 Idaho 12,281 - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
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Exploring Hydropower

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Hydropower - 10/18/17 - ©The NEED Project

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Gravitational Energy

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Harnessing Water Power

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World’s First Hydropower Plant

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Top Hydropower Producing States

State Th MWhWashington 73,405 Oregon 31,254 New York 26,015 California 13,808 Montana 9,888

*Idaho is not in the top 5, but hydropower as a percentage of total electrical power generation, Idaho is #2 at 55.9% after Washington at 67.2%.

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Sweden

Japan

Venezuela

India

Norway

Russia

United States

Brazil

Canada

China

0 200 400 600 800 1000 1200

2015 2014 2013 2012 2011

2010

Hydroelectric Generation by CountryBillion kilowatt-hours

Data: EIA

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Coal33.1%

Natural Gas32.6%

Nuclear19.4%

Hydroelectric6.0%

Biomass1.6%

Wind4.7%

Petroleum0.7%

Geothermal0.4%

Solar0.9%

Other0.6%

U.S. Electricity Production 2015

Data provided by US EIA Net Generation by Energy Source

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Advantages• Renewable Energy• Clean Energy Source• Domestic Energy Source• Generally Available As Needed• Provides Recreational

Opportunities• Water Supply and Flood

Control

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Power Plant Efficiency

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Coal vs. Hydro Kinetic Energy Conversion 35% 95%

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Possible Environmental Impacts• Fish Population• Quality and Flow of Water• Ecosystems of Rivers and Streams

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Other Disadvantages• Drought• Impact on Local Environment and Land Use• Preservation Concerns

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For More InformationThe NEED Project

• www.need.org• [email protected]• 1-800-875-5029

Energy Information Administration• U.S. Department of Energy• www.eia.gov

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