U.S. hydropower capacity 2000-2018

The U.S. capacity of hydroelectricity has increased to a peak of 79.9 gigawatts in 2018. This is an increase of three gigawatts compared with 2000 levels. Over 300 megawatts was added between 2017 and 2018. The U.S. generates some 273 terawatt hours of hydroelectricity every year.

Hydropower capacity in the United States from 2000 to 2018 (in megawatts)*

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Release date

February 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

2000 to 2018

Supplementary notes

* Hydropower does not include pumped storage.

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