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8 countries in G8 with hydro capacity, total 262.2 GW

As of 2012, 8 countries in the G8 accounted for a combined 262.22 gigawatts (GW) of installed hydro capacity.

The tables and charts below examine the relative importance of hydro power within the G8.

The Group of Eight (G8) is a forum for the governments of eight of the world's eleven largest national economies; not included are Brazil, India and China.

The G8 consists of the following countries : Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, United Kingdom, United States

All figures are for 2012 unless otherwise stated.

For a more detailed analysis of hydro capacity within the G8 and each individual country, download the

Factsheet Hydro Power : G8 Factsheet.

Summary

  • Installed hydro capacity :
  • 262.22 GW
  • Number of G8 countries with installed hydro capacity :
  • 8
     
  • Change in hydro capacity :
  • 0.59 GW (+0.2%)
  • Number of G8 countries with new hydro capacity :
  • 7
     
  • Percent of G8 non-hydro renewable capacity :
  • 0.00%
  • Percent of G8 renewable capacity :
  • 53.17%
  • Percent of G8 total conventional + renewable capacity :
  • 10.66%
     
  • G8 as a percent of global hydro capacity :
  • 27.18%

Installed Capacity, Top 5

The table and chart below show the top 5 countries in the G8 ranked on installed hydro capacity.

The top 5 countries account for 92.32% of installed hydro capacity in the G8 with a total of 242.080 GW.

RankCountryInstalled GW
1United States78.825
2Canada74.966
3Russia46.892
4Japan23.105
5France18.292

Added Capacity, Top 5

The table and chart below show the top 5 countries in the G8 ranked on added hydro capacity.

The top 5 countries account for 97.99% of added hydro capacity in the G8 with a total of 0.578 GW.

RankCountryAdded GW
1Japan0.360
2Italy0.104
3Canada0.065
4France0.028
5Germany0.021

Share of Renewable Capacity, Top 5

The table and chart below show the top 5 countries in the G8 ranked on hydro as a percent of total renewable capacity.

The average share of total renewable capacity for hydro across all G8 countries is 51.61%.

RankCountry% Renewable
1Russia99.79
2Canada89.45
3Japan66.59
4France58.57
5United States48.04

Share of Total Capacity, Top 5

The table and chart below show the top 5 countries in the G8 ranked on hydro as a percent of total (conventional + renewable) capacity.

The average share of total capacity for hydro across all G8 countries is 14.50%.

RankCountry% Total
1Canada52.53
2Russia19.99
3France13.73
4Italy11.46
5Japan7.88

For a more detailed analysis of hydro capacity within the G8 and each individual country, download the

Factsheet Hydro Power : G8 Factsheet.

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