Hydropower generation and potential around the world

This short video introduces the role of hydropower in the world today and the future challenges for sustainable development.

The total installed capacity for hydroelectricity has now surpassed 1,000 GW, and there remains vast untapped potentials around the world, especially in developing countries.

In 2013, there was more hydro commissioned than solar and wind energy and experts predict that hydropower capacity could double by 2050 (IEA). Our challenge is to do this sustainably.

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