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Hydropower in Europe: Facts and Figures - Edition 2020

  • Eurelectric and VGB publish a new edition of Hydropower in Europe: Facts and Figures, outlining capacities, generation, potential and further key figures
  • Renewable hydropower contributes significantly to achieving EU’s decarbonisation and renewable energy targets
  • Hydropower’s importance will even rise in the future, providing the power system with storage and flexibility services, thus allowing for higher shares of wind and solar power without compromising security of supply and system stability
Hydropower in Europe: Facts and Figures - Edition 2020

The leaflet Hydropower in Europe: Facts and Figures includes facts and data on the following topics:

  • Shares of hydropower capacity and generation in the EU27 + CH + IS + NO + TR + UK
  • Maps of installed capacities and gross electricity generations of hydropower in EU27 + CH + IS + NO + TR + UK
  • Technical feasible hydropower potential in the EU27 + CH + IS + NO + TR + UK
  • Hydropower´s contribution to reaching the EU climate objectives
  • Hydropower offers a wide range of ancillary services
  • Hydropower is highly flexible, operating at all timescales