China is the top country by hydroelectricity net generation in the world. As of 2016, hydroelectricity net generation in China was 1,151 billion kilowatthours that accounts for 28.85 % of the world's hydroelectricity net generation. The top 5 countries (others are Canada, Brazil, the United States of America, and Russian Federation) account for 59.20 % of it. The world's total hydroelectricity net generation was estimated at 3,990 billion kilowatthours in 2016.The description is composed by Yodatai, our digital data assistant. Have a question? Ask Yodatai ›
The amount of gross generation less the electrical energy consumed at the generating station(s) for station service or auxiliaries. Electricity required for pumping at pumped-storage plants is regarded as electricity for station service and is deducted from gross generation. Both conventional and combined hydroelectric plants. Conventional hydroelectric plant is a plant in which all of the power is produced from natural streamflow as regulated by available storage. Combined hydroelectric plant is a hydroelectric plant that uses both pumped water and natural streamflow for the production of power.