Hydroelectric dams produce electricity by using falling water to spin a turbine that is connected to a generator through a large metal shaft. The power that the generator receives from the turbine is converted into elect... More »

Hydroelectric energy converts the kinetic energy of flowing water into electricity using a turbine. Water flows through a channel, usually carefully regulated as part of a dam spillway, and it turns the blades of the tur... More »

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The Conowingo Dam is a large hydroelectric dam located along the Susquehanna River near Conowingo, Md., 45 miles northeast of Baltimore. The dam is about 10 miles from the river's mouth at the Chesapeake Bay and 5 miles ... More »

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Wind turbines turn the kinetic energy of the wind into mechanical energy and then electricity through the use of a shaft and a gearbox that power an internal generator. Sensors in the wind turbine allow it to turn and ad... More »

In a hydroelectric power plant, a large volume of water flows down a slope to turn a turbine, which turns a metal shaft in a generator, consequently producing electricity. A similar principle applies for geothermal power... More »

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Geothermal power plants produce electricity by using steam from hot underground water to turn turbines and activate a generator. Some types of geothermal power plants use the steam to directly turn the turbine, while oth... More »

Hydroelectricty is produced when moving water turns a turbine that connects to a generator. In most instances, a dam stores water and releases it through a channel to turn the turbine. More »