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Public-images-osm logo.svg generator:source = hydro
Hoover Dam Nevada Luftaufnahme.jpg
Turbine of a hydroelectric power station Edit or translate this description.
Group: Power
Used on these elements
may be used on nodesshould not be used on waysmay be used on areasshould not be used on relations
Useful combination
Status: approvedPage for proposal

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.

Enclosed power plant

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Single generator of a power plant

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Table generator:source=hydro with different methods

Source / method Description Photo Generator types
2020 stBN powergensource water.svg hydro water-storage Generator producing electricity with turbines fed by water coming from a lake behind a dam Bleilochtalsperre francis_turbine, kaplan_turbine, pelton_turbine
water-pumped-storage Generator producing electricity like generator:method=water-storage and additionally able to pump water from a lower lake to the storage lake when needed. Geesthacht francis_turbine
run-of-the-river Generator producing electricity with turbine using stream of a river (with no storage dam) Eichicht francis_turbine, kaplan_turbine

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