DEFINITION Hydraulic energy or water power is power derived from the energy of falling water, which may be harnessed for useful purposes. Hydraulic energy is considered one of the most profitable energy after solar and wind energy.
ADVANTAGES 1- They don´t require fuel, but use a renewable form of energy 2- Its clean, it doesn´t pollute the air or water. 3- The maintenance and operations costs are low. 4- It can often be combined with other benefits such as irrigation and flood protection
Disadvantages1. The capital costs for kilowatt are very high.2. The emplacement, it is what means an increase of the investment and in the prices of maintenance and loss of energy.3. The construction goes long time.4. The availability of energy can fluctuate of station on station and of year in year.
TYPES OF HYDRAULIC ENERGYPLANTS Hydraulic plant: A hydroelectric plant is a plant producing electricity generated from the potential energy of water.
Hydraulic pumping plant: The central pumping are a special type of hydroelectric plants that enable a more rational use of water resources of a country.
In order that it serves It consists of a wheel or turbine to which it falls water of a dam and does that it turns. Inside her, there is a device that stores the energy, later this energy goes to a generator, then goes to the transformers, and across the electrical lines where finally it comes to our houses. http:// www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=WCQ