Electricity From Water

An aging worker in a helmet against the backdrop of hydroelectric turbines.
Hydroelectricity is electricity produced from hydropower. Hydropower has been used since ancient times to grind flour and perform other tasks.

Hydro-electric power became an electricity source in the late 19th century. Hydro-electric power plants are usually located in dams that impound rivers. In 1882, the world’s first hydro-electric power plant began operating in the United States along the Fox River in Appleton, Wisconsin.
In 1895, Nikola Tesla and George Westinghouse built a hydro-electric power plant in Niagara Falls and started the electrification of the world.  Call