2017 Key Trends in Hydropower

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The International Hydropower Association gathers statistics and monitors deployment and use throughout the year. 2017 Key Trends in Hydropower reveals that 31.5 GW of new hydropower capacity was added around the world in 2016. The figure includes 6.4 GW of pumped storage – nearly twice the amount commissioned the previous year.

The briefing also analyses the most significant recent developments in the hydropower sector worldwide.

The briefing includes graphical information on:

  • Hydropower capacity commissioned in 2016 by region
  • Global total installed hydropower capacity at the end of 2016, broken down by leading countries
  • Worldwide distribution of pumped storage capacity at the end of 2016
  • Hydropower's contribution by region in terms of installed capacity, generation and technical potential

2017 Key Trends in Hydropower precedes the 2017 Hydropower Status Report, which will provide more in-depth analysis by region and will be published in May 2017 at the 2017 World Hydropower Congress.

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