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The Global Hydro Industry Historical, Present, and Future Generation Statistics to 2025

The Global Hydro Industry Historical, Present, and Future Generation Statistics to 2025

NRG Expert provides a hydro power market research report which looks at the contribution of Hydro Power to the Energy Mix. The report contains a full hydro power analysis of hydro power developments, hydro power facts andhydro power statistics worldwide and by country. The market research outlines each country’s hydro electric generating capacity, its history, and its technical background. The report looks at the hydro power industry and the advantages and disadvantages of hydro power. Our analysts have also used this information to create hydro power forecasts – critical reading for anyone associated with this industry.


  • Executive Summary
    • The contribution of hydro power to primary energy supply
    • The importance of hydro power to electricity generation
    • Hydroelectric resources
  • Hydro electricity generating capacity
  • History of hydro power
    • The Big Dam period in the USA
    • Small Hydropower (SHP)
      • Development of SHP in Europe
      • Development of SHP in China
  • Technical Background
    • Types of hydropower
      • Impoundment hydropower
      • Run-of-river projects
      • Micro hydropower Projects
      • Diversion Hydropower
      • Pumped storage
      • Head
      • Life expectancy
      • Turbine technologies for small-, mid- and large-scale hydro plants
    • New innovations
      • Table Technological advances for hydropower
  • Base Load, Intermediate and Peak Load with Hydropower
    • Variations of demand
    • Security of supply
  • Environmental concerns
    • World Bank review
    • Environmental impacts of dams and hydro plants
      • Upstream of the dam, the imposition of a reservoir in place of a river valley.
      • Changes in downstream morphology of riverbeds and banks, delta, estuary and coastline due to altered sediment load.
      • Changes in downstream water quality: effects on river temperature, nutrient load, turbidity, dissolved gases, concentration of heavy metals and minerals.
      • Reduction of biodiversity due to blocking of movement of organisms and because of changes 1, 2 and 3 above.
    • Greenhouse gases and methane
    • Examples of environmental degradation
      • Small hydro power
      • Earthquakes
  • Sources
  • The computation of power

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