Hydro Plant
Hydro Plant
Introduced in Civ4
Cost[1]200 Hammer
Special Abilities
  • Provides Power (Power)
Requires Factory



"One alternative to power generation utilizing coal or petroleum fuels is the hydroelectric power plant. This facility utilizes the energy of rapidly moving water to turn the turbines of its generators and produce electricity. In locations where a source of moving water is available, hydro plants offer a clean, safe alternative to coal, petroleum, and nuclear power generation. Hydro plants have their own set of environmental dangers, however. The disruption of a river's normal flow and the massive flooding of the land behind the facility's dam can destroy the habitat of the wildlife inhabiting the river basin."


"Hydro Plants provide pollution-free power for Factories."


In the city screen press the following icon to start Hydro Plant construction:

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AllIcoHydro Plant

See also


  1. Cost depends on Game Speed. Quick: 133 Hammer, Epic: 300 Hammer, Marathon: 600 Hammer.