Electricity Production from Hydro Sources (As % of Total) fell to 62.5% in Brazil in 2017

Electricity Production from Hydro Sources (As % of Total) (%)
Energy & Utility | Brazil | February 01, 2019
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Electricity production from hydro sources as a percentage of total reached 62.5 % in 2017 in Brazil, according to World Bank / EIA. This is 4.99 % less than in the previous year.

Historically, electricity production from hydro sources as a percentage of total in Brazil reached an all time high of 93.3 % in 1994 and an all time low of 61.8 % in 2015. When compared to Brazil's main peers, electricity production from hydro sources as a percentage of total in Peru amounted to 54.7 % and 65.2 % in Venezuela in 2017.

Brazil has been ranked 6th within the group of 71 countries we follow in terms of electricity production from hydro sources as a percentage of total, 7 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
Bolivia % 32.5% 30.7% 31.4% 25.7% 28.9% ... ...
Brazil % 80.6% 75.2% 68.5% 63.2% 61.8%
Chile % 32.0% 28.9% 27.0% 32.3% 31.7%
Colombia % 80.1% 76.3% 71.0% 70.9% 65.0%
Guyana % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Paraguay % 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0% ... ...
Peru % 55.0% 53.4% 51.3% 48.5% 49.1%
Trinidad and Tobago % ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ... ...
Venezuela % 70.9% 67.4% 67.8% 68.3% 63.7%