Energy Insight: Electricity - renewables: hydro electricity production, OECD countries (DSS32)

Production of electricity from hydroelectric plants has increased on average 0.6% per year from 1990 to 2017. There has been a rapid growth of electricity generation from other renewable sources from 1990 to 2017 which has caused a decrease in the share of electricity produced from hydro from 89.4% in 1990 to 51.2% in 2017. Canada had the highest production of electricity from hydro at 394 TWh followed by the US at 325 TWh and Norway at 143 TWh in 2017. Hydroelectric power is nearing it's potential capacity limit in most OECD countries. 

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