The Three Gorges Dam in Central China is the world's largest power–producing facility of any kind.
The Three Gorges Dam in China; the hydroelectric dam is the world's largest power station by installed capacity.
Canadian Horseshoe Falls at right
Museum Hydroelectric power plant ″Under the Town″ in Serbia, built in 1900.
A water piston from the Nongshu by Wang Zhen (fl. 1290–1333)
American Falls (large waterfall center-left) and Bridal Veil Falls (right)
The Warwick Castle water-powered generator house, used for the generation of electricity for the castle from 1894 until 1940
Saint Anthony Falls, United States; hydropower was used here to mill flour.
Niagara Escarpment (in red). Niagara Falls is center-right between Lake Ontario and Lake Erie.
A micro-hydro facility in Vietnam
Directly water-powered ore mill, late nineteenth century
Damage from wind and ice on Goat Island, 1903
Pico hydroelectricity in Mondulkiri, Cambodia
Benoît Fourneyron, the French engineer who developed the first hydropower turbine
American Falls diverted during erosion control efforts in 1969
Measurement of the tailrace and forebay rates at the Limestone Generating Station in Manitoba, Canada.
A shishi-odoshi powered by falling water breaks the quietness of a Japanese garden with the sound of a bamboo rocker arm hitting a rock.
Louis Hennepin is depicted in front of the falls in this 1698 print.
The Ffestiniog Power Station can generate 360 MW of electricity within 60 seconds of the demand arising.
A conventional dammed-hydro facility (hydroelectric dam) is the most common type of hydroelectric power generation.
Horseshoe Falls, 1869
Merowe Dam in Sudan. Hydroelectric power stations that use dams submerge large areas of land due to the requirement of a reservoir. These changes to land color or albedo, alongside certain projects that concurrently submerge rainforests, can in these specific cases result in the global warming impact, or equivalent life-cycle greenhouse gases of hydroelectricity projects, to potentially exceed that of coal power stations.
Chief Joseph Dam near Bridgeport, Washington, is a major run-of-the-river station without a sizeable reservoir.
American Falls frozen over with people on the ice, 1911
The Hoover Dam in the United States is a large conventional dammed-hydro facility, with an installed capacity of 2,080 MW.
Micro hydro in Northwest Vietnam
Aerial photograph of Niagara Falls, 1931
World renewable energy share (2008)
The upper reservoir and dam of the Ffestiniog Pumped Storage Scheme in Wales. The lower power station can generate 360 MW of electricity.
Hand-colored lithograph of the (double-decked) Niagara Suspension Bridge, c. 1856
Trends in the top five hydroelectricity-producing countries
Niagara Cantilever Bridge, c. 1895
Share of electricity production from hydropower, 2020
The Rainbow Bridge, the first bridge downstream from the falls
New York side of Niagara Gorge, c. 1901
Ten 5,000 HP Westinghouse generators at Edward Dean Adams Power Plant
Robert Moses Niagara Power Plant in Lewiston, New York
The Welland Canal connects Lake Ontario and Lake Erie through a series of eight locks, allowing ships to bypass the 51 m high Niagara Falls
Bobby Leach and his barrel after his trip over Niagara Falls, (1911 photo)
Annie Edson Taylor posing with her wooden barrel (1901)
Charles Stephens in his barrel, prior to his fatal July 1920 attempt
Blondin carrying his manager, Harry Colcord, on a tightrope
Advertising broadside for trip to Niagara Falls from Massachusetts, 1895
Prospect Point Observation Tower (also known as the Niagara Falls Observation Tower)
Skylon Tower as seen from a helicopter on the Canadian side
The opening title from the theatrical trailer of the 1953 film Niagara.
José María Heredia y Heredia plaque at Table Rock
A General View of the Falls of Niagara by Alvan Fisher, 1820
Distant View of Niagara Falls by Thomas Cole, 1830
Niagara Fälle. Les chûtes du Niagara. Niagara Falls by Karl Bodmer, circa 1832
Voute sous la Chute du Niagara – Niagara Falls, circa 1841
Niagara by Frederic Edwin Church, 1857
Underneath Niagara Falls by Ferdinand Richardt, 1862
Niagara by Louis Rémy Mignot, circa 1866
Falls of Niagara from Below by Albert Bierstadt, 1869
Niagara Falls by William Morris Hunt, 1878
Niagara Falls, circa 1880

Hydroelectricity, or hydroelectric power, is electricity produced from hydropower.

- Hydroelectricity

Hydropower is now used principally for hydroelectric power generation, and is also applied as one half of an energy storage system known as pumped-storage hydroelectricity.

- Hydropower

The old Schoelkopf Power Station No. 1, US, near Niagara Falls, began to produce electricity in 1881.

- Hydroelectricity

This device was implemented in the commercial plant of Niagara Falls in 1895 and it is still operating.

- Hydropower

The story of Niagara Falls in the 20th century is largely that of efforts to harness the energy of the falls for hydroelectric power, and to control the development on both sides that threaten the area's natural beauty.

- Niagara Falls

Augustus and Peter Porter purchased this area and all of American Falls in 1805 from the New York state government, and enlarged the original canal to provide hydraulic power for their gristmill and tannery.

- Niagara Falls
The Three Gorges Dam in Central China is the world's largest power–producing facility of any kind.

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