HY­DRO POWER

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Hy­dro­elec­tric power cap­tures the ki­netic energy of wa­ter flow­ing from a high reser­voir to a lower one, turn­ing it into elec­tric­ity. Rain and snow­fall nat­u­rally re­fill up­per reser­voirs, mean­ing hy­dro power is a re­new­able re­source. The ex­ist­ing Snowy Hy­dro scheme pro­duces 4,500 gi­gawatt hours of clean energy a year. That’s about 13% of the to­tal amount of re­new­able energy pro­duced in Australia in 2015.

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