50 by 2050: Pathways for Growth

The U.S. Energy Department's Hydropower Vision Report shows that clean and renewable hydropower is available and can play a larger role in securing our clean energy future. The report finds that hydropower’s capacity can increase by nearly 50 gigawatts by 2050 in the following areas:

  •  4.8 GW of new development on non-powered dams
  •  6.3 GW in upgrades on existing hydropower
  •  35.5 GW of new pumped storage projects
  •  1.7 GW in new stream-reach development