Tracking Power 2020

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Tracking Power

Hydropower

More efforts needed

Hydropower generation in the Sustainable Development Scenario, 2000-2030

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Tracking progress 2020

Hydropower generation is estimated to have increased by over 2% in 2019 owing to continued recovery from drought in Latin America as well as strong capacity expansion and good water availability in China. However, capacity additions overall declined for the fifth consecutive year, putting this technology off track with the SDS, which requires continuous growth in newly built capacity to maintain an average generation increase of 3% per year through 2030.