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Game Info[]

Advanced electricity building. City must be built next to a river.


The Hydro Plant increases the Production Production output of every tile without a mountain the city works which is also adjacent to the river. Thus cities which control more river tiles can make better use of a Hydro Plant than cities with 2-3 eligible river tiles. Consider this when selecting where to build a Hydro Plant, because the Aluminum Aluminum resource it consumes becomes very important later in the game.

Civilopedia entry[]

A hydro plant is a building that converts energy from falling water into electrical power. The larger the volume of water and the greater the distance it falls, the more power the plant generates. The Three Gorges Dam in China is the largest hydro power plant ever constructed. When completed it will generate some 22,500 mega-watts, ten times more than the American Hoover Dam.

Hydro plants are generally considered "green" sources of energy, though their impact on local fish can be great. Hydro plants that capture the energy from rising tides have been constructed in coastal areas.

Civilization V Buildings [edit]
Airport BNW-only.pngAmphitheater GodsKings5 clear.pngAqueductArmoryArsenalBank (Hanse BNW-only.pngSatrap's Court) • Barracks (Ikanda BNW-only.pngKrepost) • Bomb Shelter GodsKings5 clear.pngBroadcast TowerCaravansary BNW-only.pngCastle (Mughal Fort) • Cathedral GodsKings5 clear.pngCircusColosseumConstabulary GodsKings5 clear.pngCourthouseFactoryForgeGarden (Candi BNW-only.png) • GranaryHarborHospitalHotel BNW-only.pngHydro PlantLibrary (Paper MakerRoyal Library BNW-only.png) • LighthouseMarket (Bazaar) • Medical LabMilitary AcademyMilitary BaseMintMonastery GodsKings5 clear.pngMonument (Stele GodsKings5 clear.png) • Mosque GodsKings5 clear.pngMuseumNuclear PlantObservatoryOpera House (Ceilidh Hall GodsKings5 clear.png) • Pagoda GodsKings5 clear.pngPolice Station GodsKings5 clear.pngPublic SchoolRecycling Center GodsKings5 clear.pngResearch LabSeaportShrine GodsKings5 clear.png (Pyramid GodsKings5 clear.png) • Solar PlantSpaceship FactoryStable (Ducal Stable BNW-only.png) • StadiumStock ExchangeStone WorksTemple (Burial TombMud Pyramid Mosque) • TheatreUniversity (Wat) • Walls (Walls of Babylon) • Water Mill (Floating Gardens) • Windmill (Coffee House GodsKings5 clear.png) • Workshop (Longhouse) • Zoo BNW-only.png

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