Dams and hydropower in the U.S.

Statistics report on dams and hydroelectric power in the United States

Dams and hydropower in the U.S.

This report provides information on the U.S. hydropower industry and dams in the country. It includes a global overview for greater context, followed by chapters on dams, power plants and their capacities, production and consumption, as well as industry employment.

Table of contents

Overview

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  • Premium Statistic Global hydropower installed capacity 2014-2022
  • Premium Statistic Hydropower global capacity in key countries 2022
  • Premium Statistic Global hydropower production 2010-2021
  • Premium Statistic Largest hydropower producing countries 2022
  • Premium Statistic Global hydropower consumption 2000-2022
  • Premium Statistic Global hydropower consumption 2022, by country
  • Premium Statistic Global share of hydropower consumption 2022, by country

Dams

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  • Premium Statistic Key facts about dams in the U.S. 2022
  • Premium Statistic Dam ownership in the U.S. 2022
  • Premium Statistic Number of dams in the U.S. 2024, by state
  • Premium Statistic Oldest hydroelectric facilities in the U.S. 2020
  • Premium Statistic Hazard risk of dams in the U.S. 2020
  • Premium Statistic Number of incidents at dams in the U.S. 2010-2020

Power plants & capacities

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  • Premium Statistic U.S. hydropower capacity 2012-2022
  • Premium Statistic Number of conventional hydropower plants in the U.S. 2016-2021
  • Basic Statistic Pumped storage capacity in the U.S. 2010-2022
  • Premium Statistic Pumped storage hydropower capacity in the U.S. 2022, by project status
  • Premium Statistic Largest hydropower plants by capacity in the U.S. 2022
  • Premium Statistic U.S. pumped storage hydropower facilities 2022, by year of operation
  • Premium Statistic Pumped storage hydropower capacity additions in the U.S. 2022, by state

Production & consumption

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  • Premium Statistic Hydroelectric power generation in the U.S. 2022
  • Premium Statistic Conventional hydroelectricity production in the U.S. 2022, by key state
  • Basic Statistic Hydropower consumption in the U.S. 2006-2022
  • Basic Statistic Hydropower consumption in the U.S. 2022, by key state

Employment

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  • Basic Statistic Global hydropower sector job share by country 2022
  • Premium Statistic Hydroelectric power generation industry employment in the U.S. 2010-2021

Outlook

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  • Premium Statistic Hydropower capacity additions outlook in the U.S. 2023-2050
  • Premium Statistic Capital costs for a hydroelectric power plant in the U.S. 2017-2050

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