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Identify the correct statement in regard to hydropower.

(a) Hydropower stations are generally labour-oriented

(b) The gestation period for hydro-power plant is usually small

(c) The hydro generators give high efficiency over a wide range of load

(d) In a hydropower scheme, the firm power is usually high as compared to tidal power

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This key question is from Principal Components of a Hydro Electric Scheme topic in section Hydro Electric Power of Irrigation Engineering

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The correct choice is (c) The hydro generators give high efficiency over a wide range of load

Easiest explanation: Hydroelectric power plants are the most efficient means of producing energy and the efficiency of today’s hydroelectric plant is about 90%. Large hydropower plants usually have a gestation period of about 7 years whereas for smaller plants it is 2 to 5 years.

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