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Hydropower

Hydropower, hydraulic power, hydrokinetic power or water power is power that is derived from the force or energy of falling water, which may be harnessed for useful purposes. Hydroelectricity is the term referring to electricity generated by hydropower; the production of electrical power through the use of the gravitational force of falling or flowing water. It is the most widely used form of renewable energy globally today.

The day the lights went out: the terrible toll of Malawi’s power cuts – The Guardian

The GuardianThe day the lights went out: the terrible toll of Malawi’s power cutsThe GuardianWe have cases of premature babies dying in hospitals due to the absence of power for the incubators. This is unacceptable,” says Dorothy Ngoma, president of the National Organisation of Nurses and Midwives of Malawi. The usual explanation for power …

Power output takes hit as rivers shrink; down 35pc – The Kathmandu Post

The Kathmandu PostPower output takes hit as rivers shrink; down 35pcThe Kathmandu PostDec 13, 2017-Hydroelectricity production has taken a hit due to reduced water levels in the rivers with the dry season in full swing. Officials said energy output had shrunk up to 35 percent. Since most of the country’s hydroelectric stations are run …

Rep. Morgan Griffith’s hydropower bill passes House – Roanoke Times

Roanoke TimesRep. Morgan Griffith’s hydropower bill passes HouseRoanoke TimesAs Dominion Energy evaluates Virginia’s coalfields region for a hydroelectric pumped storage facility, a bill by U.S. Rep. Morgan Griffith that would expedite such projects passed the U.S. House of Representatives Tuesday. Griffith’s “Promoting Closed …

Kenya’s pay for electricity from Uganda triples to Sh3.9 billion – Daily Nation

Daily NationKenya’s pay for electricity from Uganda triples to Sh3.9 billionDaily NationKenya Power says it paid Uganda Electricity Transmission Company Sh3.9 billion during the period, up from Sh1.1 billion a year earlier. Increased imports is the product of drought, which followed low rainfall during the March –June rainy season, left …

The American Redoubt Series: Location, location, location – sandpointreader.com

The American Redoubt Series: Location, location, locationsandpointreader.com“No matter how spectacular the property, make sure there is some type of primary water available,” wrote Savage. “Most rural properties will have either a drilled water well or a hand dug well with a cistern. … If you find a property in your price …

Alaska’s Sweetheart Lake project receives Forest Service approval – HydroWorld

HydroWorldAlaska’s Sweetheart Lake project receives Forest Service approvalHydroWorldConstruction of Alaska’s proposed Sweetheart Dam and an accompanying 19.8-MW hydroelectric plant could begin as soon as next summer after the U.S. Forest Service approved a special land-use agreement for the project. The facility is being developed by …and more »

11 Largest Hydroelectric Dams in USA – Insider Monkey (blog)

Insider Monkey (blog)11 Largest Hydroelectric Dams in USAInsider Monkey (blog)Unfortunately, the largest hydroelectric dam in the world isn’t a part of our list. It’s located in China. More or less everyone had heard of the Three Gorges Dam when it took over the #1 spot of the largest hydroelectric dam so far in Brazil and …and more »