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Hydroelectric power has revolutionized the way we harness energy, providing sustainable and renewable electricity to millions around the world

Background imageHydro Electric Collection: Ukraine Dnieper Dam

Ukraine Dnieper Dam
Dam on the Dnieper river

Background imageHydro Electric Collection: The Redding Shasta Dam in California, United States of America, North America

The Redding Shasta Dam in California, United States of America, North America

Background imageHydro Electric Collection: Ghana, Volta Region, Akosombo

Ghana, Volta Region, Akosombo. View over the Akosombo Dam which creates Lake Volta

Background imageHydro Electric Collection: AZ, Arizona, Page. Glen Canyon Dam on Colorado River

AZ, Arizona, Page. Glen Canyon Dam on Colorado River

Background imageHydro Electric Collection: Debdon Sawmill and Power House 34015_038

Debdon Sawmill and Power House 34015_038
Debdon Sawmill and Power House, Debdon Lake, Northumberland, 2018. The place where the first hydro-electric power source in the world was generated

Background imageHydro Electric Collection: Aerial view of islands in Kaptai Lake in Rangamati District of Chittagong Division in Bangladesh

Aerial view of islands in Kaptai Lake in Rangamati District of Chittagong Division in Bangladesh

Background imageHydro Electric Collection: Boulder Dam, on the Colorado River (colour litho)

Boulder Dam, on the Colorado River (colour litho)
5998156 Boulder Dam, on the Colorado River (colour litho) by English School, (20th century); Private Collection; (add.info.: Boulder Dam, on the Colorado River)

Background imageHydro Electric Collection: The Sovereigns Visit To The Largest Hydroelectric Plant In Europe, In Vizzola-Ticino (colour litho)

The Sovereigns Visit To The Largest Hydroelectric Plant In Europe, In Vizzola-Ticino (colour litho)
2798480 The Sovereigns Visit To The Largest Hydroelectric Plant In Europe, In Vizzola-Ticino (colour litho) by Beltrame, Achille (1871-1945); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageHydro Electric Collection: Picture No. 12480025

Picture No. 12480025
Hoover Dam hydroelectric dam on the border between Date:

Background imageHydro Electric Collection: Picture No. 12480024

Picture No. 12480024
Hoover Dam hydroelectric dam on the border between Date:

Background imageHydro Electric Collection: Picture No. 12480023

Picture No. 12480023
Hoover Dam hydroelectric dam on the border between Date:

Background imageHydro Electric Collection: Picture No. 12480022

Picture No. 12480022
Hoover Dam hydroelectric dam on the border between Date:

Background imageHydro Electric Collection: Picture No. 12480021

Picture No. 12480021
Hoover Dam hydroelectric dam on the border between Date:

Background imageHydro Electric Collection: Hoover Dam on the border between Nevada and Arizona in the USA

Hoover Dam on the border between Nevada and Arizona in the USA
Hoover Dam hydroelectric dam on the border between Nevada and Arizona in the United States of America

Background imageHydro Electric Collection: Cross section diagram of a hydro-electric power station

Cross section diagram of a hydro-electric power station

Background imageHydro Electric Collection: Hoover Dam spillway

Hoover Dam spillway on the Arizona side of the dam (Hoover Dam is on the Arizona-Nevada border). The spillways divert excess water around the dam via underground tunnels

Background imageHydro Electric Collection: Katse Dam, Lesotho, Africa

Katse Dam, Lesotho, Africa

Background imageHydro Electric Collection: Reservoir and hydroelectric dam, Loch Mullardoch, Glen Cannich, Inverness-shire, Highlands

Reservoir and hydroelectric dam, Loch Mullardoch, Glen Cannich, Inverness-shire, Highlands, Scotland, November

Background imageHydro Electric Collection: Hydro-electric powerstation, Ljusnan River, Ljusne, Halsingland, Norrland, Sweden, august

Hydro-electric powerstation, Ljusnan River, Ljusne, Halsingland, Norrland, Sweden, august

Background imageHydro Electric Collection: Hydro-electric powerstation with reservoir and dam, Ljusnan River, Ljusne, Halsingland, Norrland

Hydro-electric powerstation with reservoir and dam, Ljusnan River, Ljusne, Halsingland, Norrland, Sweden, august

Background imageHydro Electric Collection: Hydroelectricity and river flow regulation dam with reservoir, Glen Canyon Dam, Lake Powell

Hydroelectricity and river flow regulation dam with reservoir, Glen Canyon Dam, Lake Powell, Colorado River, Arizona, U.S.A. may

Background imageHydro Electric Collection: Construction of the Bonneville hydroelectric dam, erected by the U. S. Corps of Engineers

Construction of the Bonneville hydroelectric dam, erected by the U. S. Corps of Engineers
BONNEVILLE DAM, 1936. Construction of the Bonneville hydroelectric dam, erected by the U.S. Corps of Engineers, on the Columbia River between Washington and Oregon. Photograph, 10 November 1936

Background imageHydro Electric Collection: Low water levels at the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, NV

Low water levels at the Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, NV

Background imageHydro Electric Collection: Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, NV

Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, NV

Background imageHydro Electric Collection: Arrowrock Dam in autumn near Boise, Idaho

Arrowrock Dam in autumn near Boise, Idaho

Background imageHydro Electric Collection: Aerial view of Bull Shoals Dam, Arkansas

Aerial view of Bull Shoals Dam, Arkansas

Background imageHydro Electric Collection: Chief Joseph Dam is a hydroelectric dam spanning the Columbia River in Washington

Chief Joseph Dam is a hydroelectric dam spanning the Columbia River in Washington

Background imageHydro Electric Collection: Arch-gravity dam on river, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Black Canyon, Colorado River

Arch-gravity dam on river, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Black Canyon, Colorado River, Arizona / Nevada border, U. S. A
Arch-gravity dam on river, Hoover Dam, Lake Mead, Black Canyon, Colorado River, Arizona / Nevada border, U.S.A. january

Background imageHydro Electric Collection: Sweden - Trollhattan

Sweden - Trollhattan
Trollhattan, Southern Sweden - founded by the river Gota alv, at the location of Trollhattan Falls. In the late nineteenth century

Background imageHydro Electric Collection: Bureya hydroelectric dam, Russia

Bureya hydroelectric dam, Russia
Bureya hydroelectric dam. This dam (left) is being built on the Bureya River, a tributary of the Amur River, in the Amur region of Russias Far East

Background imageHydro Electric Collection: Gunib hydroelectric power station, Russia

Gunib hydroelectric power station, Russia
Gunib hydroelectric power station. Worker inspecting machinery in the turbine hall of the Gunib hydroelectric power station in Dagestan, Russia

Background imageHydro Electric Collection: Generator hall of Russian hydropower station

Generator hall of Russian hydropower station
Hydroelectric power. The machine hall of a large hydroelectric power station. Hydroelectricity is one of the major forms of renewable energy

Background imageHydro Electric Collection: Outflow of hydroelectric dam, Volga, Russia

Outflow of hydroelectric dam, Volga, Russia

Background imageHydro Electric Collection: Hydroelectric generator

Hydroelectric generator
MODEL RELEASED. Hydroelectric generator. Worker inspecting a generator in a hydroelectric power station. A turbine is fitted beneath the generator shaft. Photographed in Scotland, UK

Background imageHydro Electric Collection: Dials and gauges at power station

Dials and gauges at power station
Dials and gauges on panel at hydro-electric power station in Wales

Background imageHydro Electric Collection: Colorado River below Hoover Dam

Colorado River below Hoover Dam
Colorado River in canyon below Hoover Dam (the lower cofferdam). The bridge takes Interstate 93 past the dam; previously traffic passed across the dam itself

Background imageHydro Electric Collection: Intake tower in Lake Mead at Hoover Dam

Intake tower in Lake Mead at Hoover Dam
Intake tower in Lake Mead upper cofferdam at Hoover Dam. The intakes feed water to the hydroelectric generator plant. The clock on the tower reads Arizona Time

Background imageHydro Electric Collection: Powerplant tailrace at Hoover Dam

Powerplant tailrace at Hoover Dam on the Colorado River

Background imageHydro Electric Collection: Hoover Dam generator hall

Hoover Dam generator hall showing seven generator sets. This hydro-electric power station, on the Colorado River, is capable of generating more than 2 million kilowatts of power

Background imageHydro Electric Collection: Turbine mock-up at Hoover Dam

Turbine mock-up at Hoover Dam
A walk-in mock-up of a hydroelectric turbine for electrical generation at Hoover Dam. It shows the rotating shaft at centre with attached rotor (black) and fixed stators in the foreground (both sides)

Background imageHydro Electric Collection: Intake towers at Hoover Dam

Intake towers at Hoover Dam
Intake towers in Lake Mead upper cofferdam at Hoover Dam. The intakes feed water to the hydroelectric generator plant

Background imageHydro Electric Collection: Hydroelectric generators, 19th century

Hydroelectric generators, 19th century
Hydroelectric generators, 19th-century artwork. These generators are part of the hydroelectric power station built from 1895 on the US side of Niagara Falls

Background imageHydro Electric Collection: Hydroelectric turbine, 19th century

Hydroelectric turbine, 19th century
Hydroelectric turbine, 19th-century artwork. This turbine is part of the hydroelectric power station built from 1895 on the US side of Niagara Falls

Background imageHydro Electric Collection: Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric dam

Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric dam
Hydroelectric dam. View of the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric dam. This is the largest power plant in Russia and the sixth largest hydropower plant in the world

Background imageHydro Electric Collection: Electricity pylons at hydroelectric dam

Electricity pylons at hydroelectric dam
Hydroelectric power. Electricity pylons at the Krasoyarsk Hydropower Plant. The red objects are the upper bearings of the turbines that are sunk into the floor below

Background imageHydro Electric Collection: Turbine hall of hydroelectric dam

Turbine hall of hydroelectric dam
Hydroelectric power. View of the turbine hall of the Krasoyarsk Hydropower Plant. The red objects are the upper bearings of the turbines that are sunk into the floor below

Background imageHydro Electric Collection: Hydroelectric dam in winter

Hydroelectric dam in winter
Hydroelectric dam. View of part of the Sayano-Shushenskaya hydroelectric dam. This is the largest power plant in Russia and the sixth largest hydropower plant in the world

Background imageHydro Electric Collection: Griesse lake and dam, Switzerland

Griesse lake and dam, Switzerland




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Hydroelectric power has revolutionized the way we harness energy, providing sustainable and renewable electricity to millions around the world. From the majestic Dnieper Dam in Ukraine to the iconic Shasta Dam in California, hydroelectric plants have become symbols of progress and innovation. In Ghana's Volta Region, the Akosombo dam stands tall as a testament to Africa's growing energy needs. Its vast reservoir powers industries and illuminates homes, bringing prosperity to this vibrant nation. Meanwhile, in Arizona's Page region, the Glen Canyon Dam on the Colorado River showcases America's commitment to clean energy production. One cannot overlook the awe-inspiring Hoover Dam that straddles Nevada and Arizona. This engineering marvel not only generates electricity but also serves as a symbol of human ingenuity against nature's might. The Debdon Sawmill and Power House remind us of hydroelectricity's humble beginnings. These historic structures paved the way for modern-day power generation methods that are more efficient and environmentally friendly. However, amidst all these achievements lies tragedy too. The Lightning Tragedy lithograph serves as a reminder of nature's unpredictability and its potential consequences on such infrastructure projects. Yet despite setbacks, hydroelectric power continues to thrive worldwide. The Boulder Dam on Colorado River exemplifies how this technology can transform arid landscapes into thriving communities while meeting their energy demands sustainably. Across Europe, Vizzola-Ticino boasts Europe's largest hydroelectric plant—a testament to technological advancements driving our transition towards cleaner sources of energy. As we gaze upon pictures capturing these remarkable feats—Picture No. 12480025; Picture No. 12480024; Picture No. 12480023—we are reminded of humanity’s ability to innovate when faced with challenges like climate change and dwindling fossil fuel reserves. Hydroelectric power remains an essential part of our global efforts towards achieving a greener future—one where renewable resources like water propel us forward, ensuring a sustainable and prosperous world for generations to come.