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HYDROPOWER

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French Equivalent: Hydroélectricité

Definition:
Hydropower is electricity generation using the power of falling water.

Context:
Potential and kinetic energy of water converted into electricity in hydroelectric plants (Energy Statistics of OECD Countries: 1999-2000, 2002 Edition, International Energy Agency, Paris, Part 2 – Notes on Energy Sources).

Source Publication:
Glossary of Environment Statistics, Studies in Methods, Series F, No. 67, United Nations, New York, 1997.

Statistical Theme: Energy statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Wednesday, July 31, 2002