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  • hydroelectric power
  • The hydroelectric project at the Three Gorges Dam cost forty billion dollars and is expected to generate 100 terawatt hours of electricity.
  • She is a hydroelectric engineer.
  • Environmentalists wanted to tear down the 100 million dollar hydroelectric dam.

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  • The village received no electricity from the government, so many villagers got their power from these makeshift hydroelectric projects.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • This was the hydroelectric station, some miles upriver from the town.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • No homeland I can claim as mine would blow up a struggling, distant country’s hydroelectric dams and water pipes, inventing darkness and dysentery in the service of its ideals, and bury mines in every Angolan road that connected food with a hungry child.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Derwent’s investments include natural gas, coal, hydroelectric power, and a land development company called Colorado Sunshine, Inc., which owns or holds options on better than 500,000 acres of Colorado land.
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • Not a sound across the hospital-except for a dull, padded rumbling somewhere deep in the guts of the building, a sound that I never noticed before-a lot like the sound you hear when you’re standing late at night on top of a big hydroelectric dam.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Hard currency from trekkers and climbers, as well as grants from international relief organizations supported by trekkers and climbers, have funded schools and medical clinics, reduced infant mortality, built footbridges, and brought hydroelectric power to Nainche and other villages.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air

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  • You know how out West they have lots of hydroelectric power plants?
    Tom Clancy  --  The Hunt for Red October
  • The only towns which have had uninterrupted power were those served by hydroelectric plants, provided the plants were undamaged and the aqueducts intact.
    Pat Frank  --  Alas, Babylon
  • She thought that one could build a hydroelectric plant, just large enough to supply the power for her cabin and for the town of Woodstock-Woodstock could be made to be productive-those wild apple trees she saw in such unusual numbers among the dense growth on the hillsides, were the remnants of orchards-suppose one were to reclaim them, then build a small spur to the nearest railroad-oh, stop it!
    Ayn Rand  --  Atlas Shrugged
  • The rest of the year he worked without pay in Haiti, mainly doctoring peasants who had lost their land to a hydroelectric dam.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • A scheme to be formulated and submitted for approval to the harbour commissioners for the exploitation of white coal (hydraulic power), obtained by hydroelectric plant at peak of tide at Dublin bar or at head of water at Poulaphouca or Powerscourt or catchment basins of main streams for the economic production of 500,000 W. H. P. of electricity.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • The dam was important not only because it provided hydroelectric power, but because if it were allowed to flood it could have slowed military forces attacking Iraqis in the area.
    Chris Kyle  --  American Sniper
  • Hydroelectric.
    Sherman Alexie  --  The Absolutlely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian
  • "Hydroelectric," Dwight said.
    Nevil Shute  --  On the Beach
  • Eventually we were allowed to drive out to the dam and the hydroelectric station, near where there had been fighting.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • I had heard the words for the first time that night when we heard the gunfire from the hydroelectric station and knew that we were safe.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • They had no power, as all their makeshift hydroelectric projects had been smashed to pieces.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Now, in this country where I have worked for eighteen years, the campesinos lost their land to a hydroelectric dam.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • It was a family restaurant, and it served the short-contract men who were working on various government projects in our region—the Domain, the airport, the water supply system, the hydroelectric station.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • I’ve even heard that some of the tribe have took to building their old ramshackle wood scaffolding all over that big million-dollar hydroelectric dam, and are spearing salmon in the spillway.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • Oh, yes, I think if we just leave now and go back into town, and, of course, spread the word with the townspeople about the government’s plans so they understand the advantages of having a hydroelectric dam and a lake instead of a cluster of shacks beside a falls, then type up an offer-and mail it to the wife, you see, by mistake? I feel our job will be a great deal easier.
    Ken Kesey  --  One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
  • "From behind him Lieutenant Sunderstrom said, "Hydroelectric."
    Nevil Shute  --  On the Beach
  • It’s an enormous power line stretching across eleven hundred miles of jungle, connecting hydroelectric dams below Léopoldville to the distant southern mining region of Shaba.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
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