Electricity Production from Hydro Sources (As % of Total) fell to 50.7% in Switzerland in 2017

Electricity Production from Hydro Sources (As % of Total) (%)
Energy & Utility | Switzerland | February 01, 2019
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Electricity production from hydro sources as a percentage of total reached 50.7 % in 2017 in Switzerland, according to World Bank / EIA. This is 2.5 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, electricity production from hydro sources as a percentage of total in Switzerland reached an all time high of 99.1 % in 1961 and an all time low of 49.8 % in 2006. When compared to Switzerland's main peers, electricity production from hydro sources as a percentage of total in Austria amounted to 55.8 %, 8.88 % in France, 3.01 % in Germany and 12.3 % in Italy in 2017.

Switzerland has been ranked 12th within the group of 71 countries we follow in terms of electricity production from hydro sources as a percentage of total, 25 places above the position seen 10 years ago.

Hydropower refers to electricity produced by hydroelectric power plants.

Electricity Production from Hydro Sources (As % of Total) Unit 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
Austria % 55.0% 63.8% 65.1% 66.6% 60.0%
Belgium % 0.220% 0.437% 0.462% 0.408% 0.457%
France % 8.05% 10.5% 12.5% 11.3% 9.66%
Germany % 2.91% 3.49% 3.63% 3.15% 2.96%
Hungary % 0.616% 0.615% 0.703% 1.02% 0.771%
Italy % 15.2% 14.1% 18.3% 21.1% 16.2%
Poland % 1.43% 1.26% 1.49% 1.38% 1.11%
Slovenia % 22.4% 25.1% 29.3% 35.5% 25.7%
Spain % 10.5% 6.99% 13.1% 14.2% 10.1%
Switzerland % 51.5% 56.6% 56.0% 54.3% 57.9%