The seventh edition of Hydropower Status Report, compiled by International Hydropower Association (IHA) and its team of researchers and analysts, finds that:

  • Covid-19 has underlined the hydropower sector’s resilience and its critical role in delivering clean, reliable and affordable energy, especially at times of crisis.
  • A bold and ambitious green recovery plan involving significant investment in sustainable hydropower will be needed as part of the policy response.
  • Total global hydropower installed capacity reached 1,308 GW in 2019.
  • Clean electricity generation from hydropower achieved a record 4,306 TWh, the single greatest contribution from a renewable energy source.