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Global hydropower installed capacity 2014-2019

Cumulative hydropower capacity reached approximately 1,308 gigawatts in 2019. This was an increase compared to 2014, when slightly more than 1,000 gigawatts had been installed.

Hydropower is one of the most commonly used renewable energy sources. China is by far the largest contributor to hydropower capacity by country. As of 2019, China's hydropower and pumped storage plants had a capacity of 356.4 gigawatts.

Cumulative hydropower and pumped storage installed capacity worldwide from 2014 to 2019

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June 2020



Survey time period

2014 to 2019

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