Cities: Skylines 2- Hydroelectric Dam Guide

Learn all about the Cities Skylines 2 Hydroelectric Dam, including how they work and why people believe that they are bugged.

All of the buildings, residential or commercial, require electricity to operate in Cities Skylines 2. If there is a lack of electricity, the people living will be unhappy, and your city won’t progress as you want. Therefore, electricity is a basic necessity required by all. Electricity can be produced through various methods such as Transformers, Wind turbines, and Hydroelectric Dam in Cities Skylines 2.

Key Takeaways

  • To build a successful city in Cities Skylines 2, you must provide it with electricity.
  • One of the ways to provide electricity to your city is through a hydroelectric dam and power plant.
  • However, to use the dam, you must build it in a river where the water flow is strong.
  • Due to this reason, people believe that the dam is bugged in Cities Skylines 2 as they do not build it in flowing water.

How To Generate Electricity From Hydroelectric Dam In Cities Skylines 2

Hydroelectric Power Plant
The Hydroelectric Power Plant [Image Taken By Me]
A dam is a man-made structure mostly used for storing water. A hydroelectric dam is built for one purpose and one purpose only: to provide water to a hydroelectric power plant which constantly changes the stored water into electricity. The amount of water in the dam plays a very important role in the amount of electricity produced. The more the water, the more electricity is produced. 

Here is a step-by-step guide on how to set up a hydroelectric dam:

  1. Make sure the hydroelectric dam and hydroelectric power plant are built right next to each other.
  2. The water stored in the dam will be used in the hydroelectric power plant to generate electricity.
  3. Connect the hydroelectric power plant to the city with the help of powerlines. Roads themselves have powerlines beneath them and can be used to transfer electricity.
  4. The amount of electricity generated totally depends upon the water flow. The greater the pressure of the water flow, the more electricity is produced.

Electricity is produced when the water flows with high pressure and rotates the turbines. The size of the Hydroelectric dam in Cities Skylines 2 determines both the cost and the electricity it will generate.

Where Should You Build Hydroelectric Dams

Players should take advantage of the different rivers all around the map and build a dam near them. It will make sure that the water flow never stops and constant electricity can be generated if required.

Are The Hydroelectric Dams Bugged In Cities Skylines 2

Working Dam
A Working Dam As Seen By The Power Flowing In The Power Lines [Screenshot Taken By Me]
Many players are under the influence that dams at the moment are bugged and do not work. The main issue is that the water pressure needs to be immense, and this is only possible if the dams are built near the rivers. Players are building the dams at the wrong places, and no wonder they can’t get it to work. 

My Experience Using The Hydroelectric Dam In Cities Skylines 2

After building the dam in my city and using it to generate electricity in Cities Skylines 2, I honestly believe that there are better and easier ways for one to get electricity.

Setting up a dam takes much time and does not guarantee it will work. For the dam to work, everything has to be perfect, and that can be pretty difficult to do. The only positive I found was that once set up, the hydroelectric dam generates loads of electricity.

Furthermore, to get a good start in the game, you should know some of the Best Cities Skylines 2 Tips And Tricks and the Best Starting Maps

And with that, my guide on Cities Skylines 2 Hydroelectric Dam ends. Here, you were informed about how a hydroelectric dam works and why people believe it to be bugged. Other than that, if you have something to add, you can do so through the comment section down below. 

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