Hydropower traces its roots to the water wheels used by ancients Greeks to grind wheat into flour. Today, China’s Three Gorges Dam is the largest electricity-producing power plant in the world. By harnessing the power of rivers and oceans, scientists have been able to create a sustainable energy source from water. Read on to learn more about hydropower.
- The Energy Information Admistration provides official statistics on energy usage from the U.S. government. Statistics include the net generation from hydroelectric power by state.
- Children learning about hydropower will benefit from the Energy Information Administration’s EIA Energy Kids site, which hosts a straightforward article about the basics of hydropower, accompanied by useful illustrations, diagrams and photographs.