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The use of hydroelectric plants in Brazil - brief overview

MOJ Civil Engineering
Vanessa Meloni Massara


Background: Given the huge number of rivers in Brazil, the country is based on its energy generation using large hydroelectric plants and the so-called small hydroelectric plants that use the waterfall as a movement that is transformed into mechanical energy and generates. This article presents a brief overview of the country's hydropower use as a sustainable energy source.


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