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water power

A form of energy that is created by flowing water sources (such as rivers). The town now uses water power to generate electricity.
See also: power, water
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A city built on waterpower, Lowell, Massachusetts was a major symbol of U.
HCI operates Hydrovision and Waterpower Conferences and Exhibitions and publishes Hydro Review, HRW, and HydroNews.
HCI operates the HydroVision and Waterpower conferences and exhibitions, as well as the NHA Conference for the National Hydropower Association and the NWHA Conference for the Northwest Hydroelectric Association, and publishes "Hydro Review," "Hydro Review Worldwide" (HRW) and HydroNews.
By the end of the 19th century, the people of Minneapolis had created the country's greatest direct-drive waterpower industrial district.
waterpower, tidal power, wave power, wind power, vegetation-produced fuels, methane gas, and so on.
Germany has utilised waterpower to produce its compostable biofilms.
Until the invention and mass production of the internal combustion engine, waterpower was king.
As a 1905 agreement between the federal government and Ontario notes: "No site suitable for the development of waterpower exceeding 500 horse-power shall be included within the boundaries of any reserve.
We have heavy rainfall on most of our hills (when the Normans arrived they found over 5,000 watermills in operation in England), and this waterpower went on to drive the world's first industrial revolution, a time when far more energy was required to drive machines than we need today.
Little farmsteads dotted around the lakes up in the hills, artificially created to provide waterpower to mines.
Charles Stewart, the Minister of the Interior, had been postponing the issuance of the necessary licenses for this development for several months, and Bracken would be adamant that Clause Six of the terms of reference would cover the Seven Sisters waterpower site.
The poem is deeply significant; according to Jum'a Kareem from the Antiquities department, the use of hydraulic power for grain milling is well known however "archeological remains that could be attributed to such an early use of waterpower for sawing wood or stone, had until now been entirely unknown".
A short circuit in the rotor windings of an electric generator turned by waterpower, or hydrogenerators, can unbalance the massive spinning rotor, with potentially catastrophic consequences.
For instance, a committee in 1855 was appointed to review a proposal for leasing waterpower to the Alexandria Canal Company, and again in 1869, a committee was selected to investigate a proposal to abandon the C&O and turn its assets and operations over to the corporate bondholders.