What is Hydroelectric Power Plant and How Hydroelectricity Works

A power plant which utilizes the potential energy of water for generating electricity.

In a Hydroelectric power, plant water is stored using a dam, the water is lead down to in penstock and hits the turbines that are synchronized with the rotor of the generator.

The motion of rotor produces electricity at the stator terminals.

Other Important Questions on Power Generation

  1. Why liquid fuels are preferred over solid fuels
  2. Why condenser is used in steam power station
  3. Differentiate two types of boilers in thermal power plants
  4. Explain the distinguishing feature of nuclear power plant
  5. Explain the pros and cons of Nuclear power plant
  6. How hydroelectric power plants are classified on the basis of head
  7. What is forebay in hydroelectric power plants
  8. What is the role of the regenerator in gas power plants
  9. Why surge tank is built in close conduit Hydroelectric Power Plants
  10. Differentiate base load and peak load power plants

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