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Electricity and its Development at Niagara Falls __ "By the time planning began for the 1901 Pan-American Exposition in Buffalo, hydroelectric power generation had already been in place at Niagara Falls for nearly a decade."  History, technology, and much more. - illustrated - From -

The Energy Planet :: Hydroelectric Power __ Articles and resources. - From -

History of Hydroelectric Power __ A brief timeline of hydropower and links to additional resources. - From -

The history of hydroelectric energy in America __ You will find a detailed history of water power in America. - From -

Hoover Dam __ "When completed in 1936, it was both the world's largest electric-power generating station and the world's largest concrete structure. It was surpassed in both these respects by the Grand Coulee Dam in 1945. It is currently the world's 35th-largest hydroelectric generating station."  An encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - illustrated - From wikipedia - 

How Hydropower Plants Work __ A multi-page general overview. - From -


Hydropower - Hydroelectric Power __ You will find a very brief outline of hydropower. - From -  

Hydropower - Water Energy __ Information about hydropower for kids. - illustrated - From -

Hydroelectric Power Generation __ A general look at the process of generating electricity from falling water. - From -

Hydroelectric Power: How it works, USGS Water Science for Schools __ "So just how do we get electricity from water? Actually, hydroelectric and coal-fired power plants produce electricity in a similar way."  Learn all about it here. - illustrated - From -


Hydroelectricity __ "Hydroelectricity is electricity generated by hydropower, i.e., the production of power through use of the gravitational force of falling or flowing water. It is the most widely used form of renewable energy."  An encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - illustrated - From wikipedia -

TVA: Hydroelectric Power __ "Hydropower is America’s leading renewable energy resource. Of all the renewable power sources, it’s the most reliable, efficient, and economical." A look at the TVA and its hydropower activities. - From -

TVA Kids: Hydroelectric Power __ The TVA for kids. - illustrated - From -



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