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  1. Environmental requirements at hydroelectric power plants [electronic resource].

    Washington, D.C. : United States. Dept. of Energy. ; Oak Ridge, Tenn. : distributed by the Office of Scientific and Technical Information, U.S. Dept. of Energy, 1993

    Hydroelectric power is the most mature and widely implemented of the renewable energy technologies. The energy of flowing water has been used to perform work directly since ancient times, and the use of hydropower turbines to generate electricity traces back to the 19th century. Two commonly used turbine types, the Francis and Kaplan turbines, are essentially refinements of the simple reaction turbine of Hero of Alexandria, dating from about 100 B.C. (NAS 1976). Hydroelectric power production provides over 10% of the net electrical generation in the US, more than petroleum or natural gas and far more than the other renewable energy technologies combined. On a regional basis, hydroelectric power represents 14% of the net electrical power generation in the Rocky Mountain states and nearly 63% along the Pacific Coast. Those states that have the largest percentages of their electricity generated by hydropower (e.g., Idaho, Oregon, Montana, and Washington) also tend to have the lowest average cost of electricity per kilowatt-hour.

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  1. Tanzania - TANESCO Hydro Power Stations (2015)

    World Bank Group
    2017

    Tanzania Electric Supply Company Limited (TANESCO) is a parastatal organization under the Ministry of Energy and Minerals. The Company generates, t...

  2. North America (Power Plants, 2008)

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    The Platts Power Plant geospatial data layer contains point features representing power generating facilities in North America. Although a power p...

  3. North America (Power Plants, Aug. 2008)

    Platts

    The Platts Power Plant geospatial data layer contains point features representing power generating facilities in North America. Although a power p...

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