Working together to ensure reliable, affordable and clean energy

Renewable Energy Essentials: Hydropower

Renewable Energy Essentials: Hydropower
Download publication


Edition: 2010
4 pages


Hydropower is currently the most common form of renewable energy and plays an important part in global power generation. Worldwide hydropower produced 3 288 TWh, just over 16% of global electricity production in 2008, and the overall technical potential for hydropower is estimated to be more than 16 400 TWh/yr.