Harnessing the Power of Water
Generating energy from the power of water represents large amount of
clean, renewable energy. 71 percent of the earth's surface is covered by
water. The worlds hydro power potential amounts to 20 billion Mega Watt
hours per year and only 30 percent of this has been developed so far.
Hydro power is not only environmentally friendly, but also
cost-effective. Hydro power plants have the highest operating efficiency
of all known generation systems. They are largely automated, and their
operating costs are relatively low.
Hydro Power plants also play an important role in water resource
management, flood control, navigation, irrigation and in creating