Asia-Pacific Region Contributed Substantial Hydropower Capacity Additions in 2016
Hydropower is receiving enormous support from various governments around the world in the form of favorable policies and incentives. Of all of the renewable energy sources, hydropower is one of the most widely used, as it is inexpensive and is well established. At the global level, hydropower generation accounts for 18.6% of total power generation as of 2016. The total hydropower installed capacity increased from 864 Gigawatts (GW) in 2006 to 1,211.3 GW in 2016, at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 3.4%.
As of 2016, the Asia-Pacific region was the global leader with 64.1% of global hydropower annual installed capacity followed by South and Central America, Europe, Middle East and Africa (MEA) and North America. The highest capacity additions witnessed in Asia-Pacific were attributed to countries such as China, India, and Indonesia.
China is the largest market in terms of cumulative and annual capacity additions
China with 50.7% of annual capacity additions was the global leader in terms of capacity additions with 21.5 GW of the annual capacity in 2016. Brazil had the second largest annual installed capacity after China with a share of 8.7% in 2016. The country added 3.7 GW of the annual capacity in the same year. Brazil is followed by India with the addition of 2.1 GW of the annual capacity in 2016.
Price: $3,995 (Single User License)
Published: March 2017
Report Format: electronic pdf