What is Hydro Power & How Do We Use It?

 

 

What is Hydro Power/Hydroelectric Power? Hydropower Dam in the fall

This form of renewable energy is derived from the flow of water through a structure like a dam. The energy from the flow of water is converted into usable electricity! There are several ways to convert the natural flow of water into useable energy. Running water can go through a dam or a diversion structure of any size!

 

 

Dam in Vermont

How can we use it? 

 

At Stewart’s Shops we work with Comtu Falls in Springfield, Vermont. This energy is converted into electricity and is used to offset about 980kWh a year or 9 of our VT Shops electricity usage!

 

 

 

 

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