I had this idea a few years ago. You can use a stream source. wind, or other kind of rotational force to generate electricity and pipe it remotely to drive a generator.
The best part is there are no electric wires needed as the generator will be where you need it and not at some remote location.
This is another one of my ideas that I think is practical but there has been no interest in it ,except for maybe someone to try and steal it, so here it is .
Read more about it in the Power Generation area.