Global Hydropower Market is accounted for $69.5 billion in 2015 and is expected to reach $81.0 billion by 2022 growing at a CAGR of 2.2%. Globally, hydropower is the most commonly utilized method for generation of renewable energy. Addition of renewable energy generation capacity, increasing demand for renewable energy sources and electricity demand in emerging regions are the factors boosting the growth of hydropower market. However, factors such as rising intermittent renewable energy generation share in the global blend and negative public sentiment towards the construction of large impoundment hydropower facilities are limiting the market growth.
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In 2015, large hydropower plants segment held the largest market share. However, micro and pico hydropower plants segments are anticipated to witness strong growth over the forecast period. Asia Pacific holds the largest share of overall installed capacity of hydropower followed by North America and Europe. Moreover, Latin America is estimated to show a significant growth in the hydropower market. China alone accounted for about 35% of the total hydropower capacity growth and requires almost one-third of new investment by 2022.
Some of the key players in the global market include Georgia Power Co., Alstom SA, Andritz Hydro USA Inc., BC Hydro and Power Authority, Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras SA, China Yangtze Power Co. Ltd., CPFL Energia S.A., Duke Energy Corp., EDP Energias do Brasil SA, General Electric, Hydro-Québec, Ontario Power Generation Inc., RusHydro, Stat Kraft AS, The Tata Power Corporation and Vattenfall AB.
Generation Capacity Covered:
Pico hydro plants (below 10 KW)
Micro hydro plants (10 KW to 100 KW)
Small hydro plants (100 KW to 30 MW)
Large hydro plants (over 30 MW)
Pumped storage plants
Pumped storage plants (PSPs)
Run-of-river hydropower plant
Reservoir hydropower plant
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