WITH 30GW of new capacity installed during 2012, global cumulative hydropower capacity jumped to 1127GW by the year-end, providing an estimated 3524TWh of electricity generation annually.
Thus, this technology is still by far the one with the highest cumulated installed capacity among renewable energy sources.
|Cumulated installed capacity 2012 (GW)||Newly installed capacity 2012 (GW)||Estimated electricity generation 2012 (TWh/year)|
|North and Central America||189||2.0||664|
|West and Central Asia||155||5.3||589|
|East Asia and Oceania (including China)||355||19.1||1,065|
|Largest National Market||China 241||China 15.9|