Hydropower through the Ages

Hydropower has been used ever since the ancient Greeks, who used water wheels to grind grain. The way hydropower works has changed and evolved through the ages, and today it is done by the force of gravity making water fall on to a turbine, which then spins very fast in order to create power and electricity.

Main

500 B.C - 336 B.C.

337 B.C. - 1885 A.D.

1886 - 1887

1888 - 1889

1901 - 1902

1936 - 1937

1941 - 1942

1949 - 1950

1977 - 2013

1980 - 1981

2006 - 2007

2013 - 2014

2014 - 3000