11 Jun '18, 11am

Global Hydropower Sees Monumental Growth in 2017 Reports IHA

Global Hydropower Sees Monumental Growth in 2017 Reports IHA

Hydroelectric power had a banner year in 2017 with a record of 4,185TWh generated worldwide, according to International Hydropower Association’s (IHA’s) 2018 Hydropower Status Report. The Hydropower Status Report published in concurrence with the Beijing Forum on Hydropower and Future Energy Systems is reportedly the latest edition of the yearly study of IHA. The report highlights the global capacity of commissioned hydropower soaring to 21.9 GW in 2017 and cumulating the worldwide installed capacity to 1,267 GW. Richard Taylor, Chief Executive of IHA, stated that the report highlighted the essential contribution of hydropower in the context of meeting the world’s energy needs and without which accomplishing the carbon reduction targets supporting the Paris Climate Agreement would have been difficult. He added that hydropower offered storage services which supported the gr...

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