20 countries with the most largest hydroelectric power plants

 20 countries with the most hydroelectric power plants

 Sustainable Energy 

 Hydro Power 

By Putra
5 minutes read

What is Hydroelectric power plants

Hydroelectric power plants are power stations that generate electricity by harnessing the power of moving water

They work by using the kinetic energy of flowing water to turn turbines, which then drive generators that produce electricity.

Hydroelectric power is a renewable and sustainable energy source, as the water used to generate power is naturally replenished by rainfall and snowmelt. In addition, hydroelectric power is a clean energy source that does not produce greenhouse gas emissions or other pollutants, making it an attractive option for many countries looking to reduce their carbon footprint and transition to a more sustainable energy mix.

Hydroelectric power plants come in many different sizes, from small-scale facilities that generate just a few kilowatts of power to large-scale dams and reservoirs that can generate thousands of megawatts of power. Some of the largest hydroelectric power plants in the world are located in China, Brazil, Canada, the United States, and Russia, among other countries.

Most largest hydroelectric power plants

Here are the top 20 countries with the most hydroelectric power plants, ranked by their installed hydroelectric capacity:

China - 356,000 MW

Brazil - 98,581 MW

Canada - 81,400 MW

United States - 80,000 MW

Russia - 50,000 MW

Norway - 31,700 MW

India - 30,000 MW

Japan - 27,000 MW

Venezuela - 18,320 MW

Sweden - 16,500 MW

France - 15,700 MW

Switzerland - 15,300 MW

Austria - 14,000 MW

Turkey - 12,900 MW

Argentina - 11,000 MW

Iran - 10,000 MW

Spain - 9,300 MW

Italy - 8,600 MW

Australia - 7,800 MW

South Korea - 7,300 MW

It's worth noting that China is by far the largest producer of hydroelectric power in the world, with an installed capacity that is more than three times that of the next largest country, Brazil. Many of the countries on this list have significant hydropower resources due to their geography, such as Canada and Norway, which have large amounts of water and mountainous terrain that is conducive to hydroelectric power generation.

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