The International Hydropower Association has announced the first edition of the World Hydropower Outlook is available for download. The Outlook sets out a realistic roadmap to enable hydropower and other renewables to deliver against net zero targets.
It shares a forward look at the future of hydropower, as well as being the go-to reference for the latest developments in hydropower, globally.
Key highlights include:
- 2022 marks the first time since 2016 that more than 30GW of hydropower came online, including 10GW of pumped storage (PSH).
- Hydropower currently provides over 15% of the world’s electricity.
- Current pipeline shows 590 GW of hydropower projects at various stages of development, including 214GW of PSH.
- To continue momentum and reduce the 700GW gap, between pipeline and net zero pathways, governments must work collaboratively to boost investment, streamline licencing and introduce sustainable practice regulations.