Agder Energi - hydropower tutorial featured on One Page Love
How do hydropower work?
Hydropower is Agder Energi's
main energy source. But
how does it really
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Seawater evaporates from
the ocean and turns into raindrops
in the clouds over the cold,
..and falls as rain
The low air temperature forces
the vapor to form waterdrops
that falls as rain or snow.
The rainwater turns into streams,
rivers, ponds and lakes, and are led
into large reservoirs in the
The reservoirs contain enough
water to provide an even
flow to the power
The water is pulled by gravity at very
high speeds through long pipes. Usually
the pipes are laid in tunnels deep
inside the mountains.
The crashing water forces the turbine wheel to rotate. The turbine wheel
is linked to an electric power
generator via a shaft.
The electricity is distributed through
a high voltage network of cables.
To be usable in the power grid, the electricity is transformed to
a lower voltage.
Now the electricity has the right
voltage to be usable in
Finally the hydropower has reached your
home. You can now use it to power
your stuff - like the very gadget you use to