Geography

Power Sources (continued)


It is the most used in Brazil due to the large amount of rivers in our country.

Water has great energy potential and, when dammed, this potential increases.

In a hydroelectric plant, there are turbines that, in the waterfall, run an electric generator, producing energy. Although the implementation of a plant causes environmental impacts in the dam construction phase, it is considered a clean source.


Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Plant (Brazil-Paraguay)