Hydroelectricity or hydropower is a way of harnessing water in order to make electricity! This is a renewable source of power. Renewable resources are resources that can be replaced and do not run out. Renewable means that we can constantly renew or make/get more of these resources. They can be replaced in a human lifetime or less. Hydroelectricity is produced when fast moving water spins a turbine that generates electricity. Hydroelectric dams are structures that block the flow of a moving river and generate electricity. Hydroelectricity is an efficient and effective way of producing electricity.