H ydropower. By: Kelsea and Troy. What is hydropower?. Hydropower is energy that comes from the force of moving water. The fall and movement of water is part of a continuous natural cycle called the water cycle .
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By: Kelsea and Troy.
Hydropower is one of the oldest sources of energy. It was used thousands of years ago to turn a paddle wheel for purposes such as grinding grain. Our Nation's first industrial use of hydropower to generate electricity occurred in 1880, when 16 brush-arc lamps were powered using a water turbine at the Wolverine Chair Factory in Grand Rapids, Michigan.