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HYDROELECTRIC DAM

 

HYDROELECTRIC DAM | POWER PLANT

energy conversion: potential → kinetic → electric

 

 

Description: A hydroelectric dam converts the potential energy stored in a water reservoir behind a dam to kinetic energy. The kinetic energy of water is used to turn a turbine.

 

Definitions

Potential energy: energy that is stored, based on the position, arrangement or state of an object or substance (that has the potential to do work).

Kinetic energy: energy of an object that it possesses due to its motion.

 

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