Hydroelectricity consumption in France between 2008 and 2018

This statistic shows the hydroelectricity consumption in a million tonnes oil equivalent in France between 2008 and 2018. According to the statistic the consumption of hydroelectricity in France amounted to 14.5 million tonnes oil equivalent in 2018. Hydroelectricity is an electricity produced from water power. Water power is generated by using the energy produced of falling of fast-running water. Hydroelectricity belongs to the group of renewable energy sources. The tonne of oil equivalent (toe) is a unit of energy corresponding to the amount of energy released by burning one tonne of crude oil. According to the International Energy Agency 1 tonne(s) of oil equivalent (toe) is a quantity of energy equal to 41.868 gigajoules (GJ), 11.63 megawatt hours (MWh) and 1.4286 tonne(s) of coal equivalent (tce).

Consumption of hydroelectricity in France from 2008 to 2018*

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Release date

June 2019



Survey time period

2000 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* According to the source, the data is based on gross primary hydroelectric generation and not accounting for cross-border electricity supply. Converted on the basis of thermal equivalence assuming 38 percent conversion efficiency in a thermal power station.

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