Hydroelectric power plant

Hydroelectric Power

By eddie55
  • First Hydroelectric Station

    First Hydroelectric Station
    The world's first central hydroelectric station began operation on the Fox River in Appleton, Wisconsin. It had a capacity of lighting 250 lights.
  • First Hydroelectric Plant

    The first of its kind, was developed at Portrush, Ireland.
  • Jaruga Hydroelectric Power Plant

    Jaruga Hydroelectric Power Plant
    The first and oldest commercial hydroelectric power plant in Europe. Located in Croatia.
  • Niagara River

    The river around the Niagara Falls was developed for commercial hydroelectric generation.
  • Roosevelt Dam

    Roosevelt Dam
    The largest and last masonry dam built by the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation was in Arizona. It was completed in1911. Its power output was 4,500 kW.
  • Tennessee Valley Authority

    TVA established. It brought hydroelectric power plants to the Tennessee River Valley.
  • Federal Power Commission.

    Authority extended to all hydroelectric projects built by utilities engaged in interstate commerce.
  • Hoover Dam

    Hoover Dam
    The Dam first generated power, producing at about 130,000 kw.
  • Hydroelectric Power

    By 1940, hydroelectric power supplied 75% of the electricity used in the western part of the U.S. It also supplied one-third of the U.S' total electricity
  • The Grand Coulee Dam

    The largest dam in the United States was built. It is along the Columbia River in Washington State.
  • Canada

    By 1945, Canada got 94% of total electricity generation from hydroelectricity.
  • Robert Moses Niagara Hydroelectric Power Station

    Robert Moses Niagara Hydroelectric Power Station
    Lewiston, NY. Collapsed in 1956 killing one worker. Damage was estimated to be at 100 million dollars.
  • Gordon Dam

    Gordon Dam
    The only hydroelectric plant on the Gordon River. Located in SW Tasmania, Australia.
  • Itaipu Dam

    Itaipu Dam
    This dam is located on Parana River, the border of Brazil and Paraguay. It is the largest hydroelectricity generating plant in South America, and the second largest in the world.
  • Sayano-Shushenskaya Dam

    Sayano-Shushenskaya Dam
    The largest hydroelectric power plant in Russia. It is on the Uehisei River.
  • Electricity in 1997

    10% of the US' electricity came from hydroelelctric power by 1997.
  • Three Gorges Dam

    Three Gorges Dam
    It is located in China on the Yangtze River. It is the largest hydroelectric power plant in the world. It was fully completed and opened on 2008.
  • Sayano–Shushenskaya Dam Accident

    Sayano–Shushenskaya Dam Accident
    Station suffered an accident that caused flooding and a transformer explosion. As of September 4, 74 people were listed dead.
  • Water Wheels

    Water Wheels
    2000 years ago, the Greeks used water wheels to grind wheat into flower. This was the first machine that is the closest to a hydroelectric power plant.
  • Hydropower Today

    Only 7% of the US' power is produced by hydroelectric power plants, while the rest is mostly from fossil-fuels.