hydroelectric

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj hydroelectric of or relating to or used in the production of electricity by waterpower "hydroelectric power"
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Out of the 11 original patents made by Nikola Tessla, for the generation of hydroelectric energy, 9 are still in use, (unchanged) today.
    • adj Hydroelectric pertaining to electricity generated by the escape of steam under high pressure
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. hydōr, water, and dynamics.

Usage

In literature:

Maybe Crane figured Taber's scalp was too small a price to pay for the hydroelectric plum.
"Ten From Infinity" by Paul W. Fairman
I think the Minister of Hydroelectric Power is involved with your Colonel Berjanian.
"I Was a Teen-Age Secret Weapon" by Richard Sabia
The rivers have a high potential for the generation of hydroelectric power.
"Area Handbook for Romania" by Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
The other ten per cent according to the Commission's plan will be hydroelectric power.
"The Coming of Coal" by Robert W. Bruere
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In news:

The Rollins Reservoir hydroelectric power plant went on line in August 1980.
The dam will be retrofit to create the run-of-river hydroelectric facility.
PHNOM PENH, Cambodia – Cambodia's Cabinet has approved construction of a major hydroelectric dam on a tributary of the Mekong River.
State and civic leaders waging a yearslong fight over the hydroelectricity produced by North Carolina's Yadkin River say a public power agency could attract jobs to the region rather than channel profits to current operator Alcoa Inc.
Hydroelectric plants are just one type of operation that has been seeking an effective and acceptable solution to this sticky fluid-handling scourge.
The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) has approved US$200 million in non-sovereign guaranteed financing for Costa Rica 's 305.5-MW Reventazon hydroelectric project.
Some hydroelectric dams under construction have been criticized because of their environmental and social impact.
Syrian rebels claimed to capture a hydroelectric dam in the north, a strategic success for them.
The capture of a hydroelectric dam in northern Syria en route to Aleppo would be a strategic gain, if true.
A massive fire burned Thursday in one of the hydroelectric generating units connected to Oroville Dam on the Feather River.
However, older hydroelectric dams on the Columbia River — McNary Dam , for example — do not qualify as renewable.
The Peninsula Daily News reported that the artifacts are part of the nation's hydroelectric power history.
Spanish hydroelectricity reservoir levels notched a slight week-on-week decline in week 47 following four consecutive weekly increases.
The country has 7.56TWh of hydroelectric generation available for week 47, representing 33.8% of its 22.33TWh maximal theoretical output.
Missouri River Energy Services Spokesman Bill Radio visited with Knoxville citizens to discuss the hydroelectric power plant that is being planned at the Lake Red Rock Dam.
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In science:

This, again, is quite frequent when we pair a process that evolves in the order of seconds or minutes, or even days or months (such as a chemical plant, or a hydroelectric power plant) with a controller based on digital electronic devices.
Modeling Time in Computing: A Taxonomy and a Comparative Survey
This is in contrast to a ”capacity” source such as fossil, nuclear, or hydroelectric generators whose output can be controlled and scheduled to follow the inter-hour load variations.
Message Passing for Integrating and Assessing Renewable Generation in a Redundant Power Grid
As the gap in demand between daytime and nighttime continues to grow, electric power companies are also developing pumped-storage power generation plants to meet peak demand. The share of pumped-storage generation facilities in total hydroelectric power capacity in Japan is growing year by year.
The Japanese Smart Grid Initiatives, Investments, and Collaborations
Three days after the tsunami struck, TEPCO reported that its 12 thermal power units and 22 hydroelectric units had been knocked out by the earthquake.
The Japanese Smart Grid Initiatives, Investments, and Collaborations
By identifying major hydroelectric stations on the transmission system and overlaying this onto a publicly available BPA wind site map , we located the existing wind farms on the BPA transmission system (as of January 2010).
Distributed Control of Generation in a Transmission Grid with a High Penetration of Renewables
Among renewable energy technologies such as hydroelectric, photovoltaic (PV), wind, geothermal, biomass, and tidal systems, grid-connected solar PV continued to be the fastest growing power generation technology, with a 70% increase in existing capacity to 13GW in 2008 .
Storage Size Determination for Grid-Connected Photovoltaic Systems
Second, there are several hydroelectric plants on the site that could provide power to NUSEL at very low cost.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
One plan would have Barrick Gold retaining ownership of the hydroelectric facilities, but selling the power to NUSEL at rates substantially below market.
Reference Design Project Book: NUSEL-Homestake
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