Select a numbered button to tour a portion of the plant or take the grand tour. You will need Windows Media Player or QuickTime installed on your computer to view the tour.
About the Hydroelectric Process
For thousands of years, people have used the energy produced by moving water to perform tasks such as grinding grain and sawing wood. The hydroelectric tour explores the history of hydropower, and also explains how hydropower plants take advantage of a naturally occurring, continuous process that involves the cycling of water through the environment, known as the hydrologic cycle, to convert the potential energy from flowing water into electrical energy.
About the Virtual Tour
Start your tour by selecting any of the numbered icons to view specific operations and examine each phase at your own pace. Or simply select Grand Tour to view the tour start to finish. Enjoy your tour.
If you need clarification of some of the terms used in the tour, please see our Glossary of Terms
You must have either Windows Media Player or QuickTime installed on your computer to view the tour. If you do not have either of these, select a player, and you will automatically be redirected to the appropriate download site.