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  • Writer's pictureSylvain Richer de Forges

Analysis of hydroelectric energy developments in China

Exciting Developments in China's Hydroelectric Sector! 

China continues to lead the way in sustainable energy with remarkable strides in hydroelectric power. As of 2023, China boasts the world's largest hydroelectric capacity, with over 356 GW installed, accounting for approximately 20% of global hydropower capacity (source: International Hydropower Association).

Did you know that the iconic Three Gorges Dam alone generates over 100 TWh annually, making it the world's largest power station by installed capacity (source: China Three Gorges Corporation)?

Furthermore, China's dedication to renewable energy has seen significant investments in other major hydroelectric projects such as the Baihetan Dam, which upon completion in 2022, became the

world's second-largest hydropower station with a capacity of 16 GW (source: China Three Gorges Corporation).

These developments not only contribute to China's ambitious carbon neutrality goals but also serve as a testament to the nation's commitment to clean energy innovation and sustainable growth. Let's continue to monitor and celebrate China's progress towards a greener future!

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