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tidal power plantclick to hear

Plant that harnesses tidal power (the motion of the rising and falling tides) to produce electric power.
tidal power plant gate substation basin inactive dike administrative building power plant lock sea bank operating dam

gate click to hear

Movable vertical panel that controls the rate of flow of the water between the sea and the basin.

substation click to hear

The devices (such as transformers and changeover switches) that increase the voltage of the electricity and carry it to the network.

basin click to hear

Area in which water is stored at high tide; the basin empties out through the penstocks at low tide.

inactive dike click to hear

Part of the dam made up mainly of rocky material; it is built between the plant and the operating dam to separate the basin from the sea.

administrative building click to hear

power plant click to hear

Part of the dam housing bulb units that are powered by the rise and fall of the sea to produce electricity.

lock click to hear

Structure with doors and gates that is built between the sea and the basin; it allows boats to pass from one level to the other.

sea click to hear

Vast body of saltwater at some distance inland; it is not as deep as an ocean.

bank click to hear

Strip of land bordering the sea.

operating dam click to hear

Structure with gates that control the basin level in relation to the level of the sea.