U.S. Capacity of hydropower project pipeline by status 2018

This statistic displays the capacity of the United States' hydropower project development pipeline as of the end of 2018, by status. During this period, the hydropower projects with a pending application had a capacity of 2.16 gigawatts.

Hydropower capacity of the development pipeline in the U.S. as of end of 2018, by status

Capacity in megawatts
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Release date

April 2019


United States

Survey time period

end of 2018

Supplementary notes

* Pending permits: includes projects with a preliminary lease pending in the LOPP (lease of power privilege) process and projects pending issuance of a preliminary permit. Issued permit includes projects with a preliminary lease in LOPP process and projects with a FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) preliminary permit.
** Pending application: includes projects with an application for original FERC license or small hydrpower or conduit exemption. Issue Authorization includes projects with an issued original FERC license or either of the two FERC exemption types or a final lease contract under the LOPP process.
Includes new projects greater than 100 kilowatts; excludes micro hydro projects.

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