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Harnessing hydropower

M. Ramamoorty

Harnessing hydropower

the story of hydropower development in India

by M. Ramamoorty

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Published by Tata McGraw-Hill Pub. Co. in New Delhi, New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • India.
    • Subjects:
    • Hydroelectric power plants -- India.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementM. Ramamoorty.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsTK1503 .R35 1998
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxx, 242 p. :
      Number of Pages242
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL163564M
      ISBN 100074631829
      LC Control Number99939750

      Last updated: April 12, Also in Hydropower explained. This can also cause people to have to relocate and leave their homes. Even the promise of carbon-free electricity from hydropower has been undermined by revelations that decaying organic material in reservoirs releases methanea potent greenhouse gas that contributes to global warming. Most of the dams in the United States were not built to supply power.

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It provides 22, Megawatts of electricity! We have no references for this item. Electricity is produced by releasing water from the reservoir through a turbine, which activates a generator. Areas with abundant hydroelectric power attract industry.Modern hydropower plants designed to generate electrical power use similar strategies and the water mill provides an example of two of the most important ways of harnessing the water in a river or stream.

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