Hydroelectric Power Generation

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What is hydroelectric power generation? Hydroelectric power generation is the term referring to generation of electricityby hydropower i.e. the production of electrical power through the use of the gravitational force of falling or flowing water.Most hydroelectric stations use either the natural drop of a river, such as a waterfall or rapids, or a dam is built across a river to raise the water level, and provide the drop needed to create a driving force.

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Shivajirao Jondhale College OfEngineering(Dombivali)BE MechanicalVII SemesterPower Plant EngineeringCase Study title: Hydroelectric Power GenerationGroup members:Name Roll No.1. Nishikant V. Kulkarni 252. Rahul A. Mane 30What is hydroelectric power generation?Hydroelectric power generationis the term referring togeneration of electricitybyhydropower i.e. the production of electrical power through the use of the gravitational force of falling or flowing water.Most hydroelectric stations use either the natural drop of a river, such as a waterfall or rapids, or a dam is built across a river to raise the water level, and provide the drop needed to create a driving force.It is the most widely used form ofrenewable energy, accounting for 16 percent of global electricity generation 3,427 terawatt-hours of electricity production in 2010and is expected to increase about 3.1% each year for the next 25 years. Hydropower is produced in 150 countries, with the Asia-Pacific region generating 32 percent of global hydropower in 2010. China is the largest hydroelectricity producer, with 721 terawatt-hours of production in 2010, representing around 17 percent of domestic electricity use.History of hydroelectric power generation:Hydropowerhas been used since ancient times to grind flour and perform o

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