The total installed capacity of hydropower in Canada is forecast to rise to around 85GW in the next decade.
That’s an increase from 77.6GW last year, according to a new report.
It predicts hydropower to remain the dominant energy source in Canada’s energy mix by 2025.
The report expects the renewable source to provide around 49.4% of the nation’s installed capacity by the end of the forecast period.
Other green sources such as wind, solar, biomass and biogas are expected to contribute 34.9GW of capacity – or 20.3% of the share.
Wind and solar power alone are forecast to contribute 24.9GW and 6.9GW by 2025.
Chiradeep Chatterjee, GlobalData’s Senior Analyst covering Power said: “Canada is a global leader in hydropower generation, with the technology favoured as a low-cost base-load power source that does not emit greenhouse gases.
“While installed hydropower capacity is expected to increase at a modest Compound Annual Growth Rate of 0.7%, a number of large hydropower projects are currently in the construction phase and the country has the infrastructure in place to cope with more than double its current hydropower capacity.”