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How Electricity is Made at the
Clyde Dam
The Clyde Dam
• Took 15 years to build
• ½ km wide
• Contains 1 million cubic metres of
concrete
• Built in two parts to m...
Spillways
Water pours down four huge slides
called spillways. The spillways look like
four huge water slides.
Barrier net
The Barrier Net was built to stop drift
wood from going in to the Clyde Dam.
Power House
The Spillways lead water to the
Power house. The Power House has
turbines and generators.
Generators and turbines
The generators use magnets and coils of wire to
make electricity. Connected to the Generators
are ...
Pylons
Pylons are tall towers made of steel that carry
electricity across the entire country side. Pylons
carry electricit...
Presented by:
• Matthew W
• Emily
• Dakota
• Jordyn
• Deborah
• Ashton
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How electricity is made at the clyde dam

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How electricity is made at the clyde dam

  1. 1. How Electricity is Made at the Clyde Dam
  2. 2. The Clyde Dam • Took 15 years to build • ½ km wide • Contains 1 million cubic metres of concrete • Built in two parts to make it earthquake proof • 1992 part of Cromwell flooded to make dam
  3. 3. Spillways Water pours down four huge slides called spillways. The spillways look like four huge water slides.
  4. 4. Barrier net The Barrier Net was built to stop drift wood from going in to the Clyde Dam.
  5. 5. Power House The Spillways lead water to the Power house. The Power House has turbines and generators.
  6. 6. Generators and turbines The generators use magnets and coils of wire to make electricity. Connected to the Generators are the Turbines which are like huge water wheels.
  7. 7. Pylons Pylons are tall towers made of steel that carry electricity across the entire country side. Pylons carry electricity from the power house at the Dam.
  8. 8. Presented by: • Matthew W • Emily • Dakota • Jordyn • Deborah • Ashton

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