What hydroelectric dam produces the most electricity?

Three Gorges Dam, China is the world’s largest hydroelectric facility. In 2012, the Three Gorges Dam in China took over the #1 spot of the largest hydroelectric dam (in electricity production), replacing the Itaipú hydroelectric power plant in Brazil and Paraguay.

Do hydroelectric dams produce a lot of electricity?

Hydropower brings much more than electricity, jobs and development to communities. Hydropower can provide unique flexibility and energy storage capacity. It provides stability to the electricity system and can instantly meet increases in demand. Moreover, it can help control floods and store water for irrigation.

Which state has the hydroelectric dam capable of generating the most electricity?

The huge Grand Coulee dam hydroelectric power facility is now producing 6,480MW in the state of Washington in the north west of the USA. When built, it was the largest hydroelectric power producer in the US, and the third largest of its type in the world. It was also the largest concrete structure in the USA.

Is hydropower good or bad?

Hydropower does not pollute the water or the air. However, hydropower facilities can have large environmental impacts by changing the environment and affecting land use, homes, and natural habitats in the dam area.

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