Potential Energy Calculator

Posted by Dinesh on

Use this simple hydraulics and waterworks calculator to calculate potential energy in hydroelectric power generation. Hydroelectric power is electrical power obtained from conversion of potential and kinetic energy of water. The potential energy of a volume of water is the product of its weight and the vertical distance it can fall: PE = WZ.

Potential Energy - Hydroelectric Power Calculation


PE = W × Z

  • W - total weight of the water
  • Z - vertical distance water can fall
  • PE - potential energy