Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Benefits of Hydroelectricity

Main Benefits of Hydroelectric Generation:

·         - Electricity can be produced at a constant rate.
·        -  Water flow can be easily controlled to the turbines by means of sluice gates.
·        -  Water can be stored in reservoirs for times of higher electricity demand.
·        -  Hydro generation sites are designed to last for decades. 
·        -  The damns can be used as a tourist attraction to educate the public and generate a secondary income.
·        -  The lake water can be used for agricultural irrigation.
·        -  Hydroelectric sites don’t produce greenhouse gases.

·         - The cost for installation is only 5.1 – 11.3 cents/ KWH.

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