Global Hydro Power Update April 2015

Global Hydro Power Update April 2015

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Executive Summary

Global Hydro Power Update April 2015

Hydropower is receiving strong support from governments around the world through favorable policies and incentives. The global market continued to grow in 2014 with the addition of nearly 34 Gigawatts (GW) of capacity, resulting in year-on-year growth of 3.1%. By 2025, a 10% increase in large hydro capacity is expected in the Asia-Pacific region due to the availability of several untapped hydropower resources. Pumped-storage capacity is also expected to increase by about 13% by 2025. Globally, there are 2,724 upcoming hydropower projects as of April 2015. Most are situated in the Asia-Pacific region, largely in the permitting, under construction and announced stages of development. Europe is the second-largest in terms of upcoming hydropower projects, with countries such as Georgia, Turkey and Russia leading the way. Policy changes in several countries were predominantly oriented towards the development and expansion of renewable energy sources, including hydropower. Rising carbon emissions and volatility in fossil fuel prices are pushing governments across the globe to promote the development of renewable energy technologies. The global hydropower market recorded 248 completed deals in 2014, most of which were asset finance and debt offerings. However, in terms of value, debt offerings were the clear winner recording an aggregate deal value of USD 46.2 billion. In 2014, a total of 115 contracts were signed in the hydropower market, most of which were for the supply and construction of power-plant-related equipment.


The report covers the following-

Hydropower capacity and generation, net capacity additions and key countries

Hydropower projects in various countries, project capacity, upcoming project capacity breakdown by region and major project details.

Hydropower policy changes in 2014 and Q1 2015.

Major hydropower contracts signed, aggregate deal analysis by volume and type.

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To understand the global hydro market performance in 2014 and Q1 2015 and expected market trends in near future.

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1 Table of Contents

1 Table of Contents 1

1.1 List of Tables 1

1.2 List of Figures 1

2 Global Hydro Power Update April 2015 2

2.1 Rising Capacity and Generation Figures Signify Increasing Demand 2

2.2 Project-Based Analysis 5

2.3 Hydropower Policy Changes 9

2.4 Hydropower Deals and Contracts 10

3 Appendix 12

3.1 Abbreviations 12

3.2 Methodology 12

3.3 Contact Us 13

3.4 Disclaimer 13

1.2 List of Figures

Figure 1: Hydropower Market, Global, Cumulative Installed Capacity, 2000-2025 3

Figure 2: Hydropower Market, Global, Cumulative Installed Capacity Share by Region, 2014 vs. 2025 4

Figure 3: Net capacity additions in 2014 4

Figure 4: Net capacity additions during 2015-2025 5

Figure 5: Top 10 Countries with Hydropower Projects, Installed Capacity, as of April 2015 5

Figure 6: Hydropower Market, Upcoming Projects by Region and Status, April 2015 7

Figure 7: Hydropower Market, Deal Volume vs. Deal Value, 2006-2014 11

Figure 8: Hydropower Market, Deals by Deal Type, 2014 11

1.1 List of Tables

Table 1: Top 10 Countries with Hydropower Projects, Installed Capacity, as of April 2015 5

Table 2: Top 10 Operational Hydropower Plants, as of April 2015 6

Table 3: Top 10 Operational Hydropower Plants, as of April 2015 8

Table 4: Hydropower Market, Deal Volume vs. Deal Value, 2006-2014 11

Table 5: Abbreviations 12

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