Hydro Plant
Building Requirements Adjacent river
Production Cost 360
Resource Aluminum
Maintenance 3
Unlocked at Electricity
The Hydro Plant is a building available in the Industrial Era.

Game Info

Building a Hydro Plant requires a River adjacent to the city, as well as 1 Aluminum.

  • +1 Production Production from every tile adjacent to a River

With Social Policies / Tenets:

  • Young Pioneers (Order): +1 Happy Happiness


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.

Unique Building Replacements

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