hydroelectric


hydroelectric
hydroelectric hy‧dro‧e‧lec‧tric [ˌhaɪdrəʊ-ɪˈlektrɪk◂ ǁ -droʊ-] adjective
involving the use of water power to produce electricity:

• The dams produce most of the country's hydroelectric power.

— hydroelectricity noun [uncountable] :

• Oil was abandoned in favour of hydroelectricity and nuclear power.

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hydroelectric UK US /ˌhaɪdrəʊɪˈlektrɪk/ adjective
NATURAL RESOURCES producing electricity by using the power of fast moving water, such as from a river: »

hydroelectric power

hydroelectricity noun [U]
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More than 80% of the power generated in the Northwest comes from hydroelectricity.


Financial and business terms. 2012.