Hydroelectric power is the converting of energy coming from running water to produce electricity. Hydroelectricity is a similar term that refers to the electricity that is produced from this process. More »

According to National Geographic, hydroelectric power is used to power homes, offices, factories, hospitals and schools. It is also one of the first methods developing countries use to bring affordable electricity to rur... More »

Lester Allen Pelton was the first person to invent a hydroelectric engine, which utilized hydroelectric power. His invention was called the Pelton wheel and came about while Pelton was working to improve turbine water wh... More »

Hydroelectric generators harness the power of water being forced through a dam to turn the blades of turbines, generating electricity. These plants work with gravity instead of steam as is the case with coal-fired power ... More »

Hydroelectric energy is generated by water flowing over a turbine, which turns an electric generator and creates current. The force that moves the turbine comes from the flowing or falling water, and the turbine continue... More »

According to National Geographic, electricity comes from energy sources such as fossil fuels, wind energy and hydroelectric power. Electricity is transported from a power station via power lines that carry electrical cur... More »

The main sources of electricity are fossil fuels, nuclear power and renewable energy. Electricity is a secondary source of energy derived from primary sources. More »