A generating station with reservoir is powered by water that is stored in a reservoir created by a dam and other retaining structures. This type of generating station has the main advantage of being able to meet fluctuations in electricity demand with a great deal of flexibility.
Manic-5 generating station, which is open to the public, is a good example.
A run-of-river generating station is supplied directly by a river and has practically no reservoir. Its capacity and output vary with the flow of the water.
Rapides-Farmer generating station, which is also open to the public, is a good example.
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