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What is the importance of hydropower plants in India? Describe how electric energy is generated in such plants.

Answer :

India is a country which is surrounded by water on three sides. This water is now used to generate electricity. thus hydropower plants are a good source of generating energy in India nowadays.

Generation of electric energy in hydropower plant:-


Electricity production in a hydropower plant works on the principle that- energy always remains conserve and one form of energy can be converted into other.


Water from a great height is poured on a turbine with very great speed. This is done to convert the potential energy of water into its kinetic energy. When this water falls on turbine, it moves with very high speed thus converting this kinetic energy of water into electric energy.


Koyna Hydroelectric Project is the largest hydroelectric power plant in Maharashtra state of India.


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