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Some facts and figures of global electricity and hydro electricity production

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World electricity

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  2. 2.  Growth of 63.13% between 1990 and 2010  199.71% increase between 1990 and 2030 has been projected  21644 Terra watts hours in 1990  64870 terra watts hours in 2030
  3. 3.       Thermal Nuclear Hydro-geothermal Solar Wind Small hydro power plant
  4. 4.  Thermal power plant has the highest proportional share of electricity generation in 1990 and 2030 projected data.  Continuous expansion of the generation of electricity from thermal power plant is expected until 2030.
  5. 5.  Nuclear power plant industry has the second highest proportional share in 1990.  Share of nuclear electricity is expected to grow from 35% in 1990 to 40% in 2030.
  6. 6.  People’s Republic of China, United States of America and Russian Federation are the top three producers of electricity in 2011.  China accounted for 21.3% of global electricity production and USA accounted for 19.6% in 2011.
  7. 7.   France, Paraguay and Canada were the top three electricity exporters in 2011 France exported 56 Terra watts hours of electricity in 2011 followed by Paraguay, 46 TWh and Canada 37 TWh.
  8. 8.  Italy, USA, Brazil, Finland and Argentina were the top five importers of electricity in 2011.  Italy imported 46 TWh followed by USA 37 TWh, Brazil, 36 TWh, Finland 14 TWH and Argentina 10 TWh.
  9. 9.  China is the largest producer of hydroelectricity in the world. China produced 699 TWh of hydroelectricity in 2011, 19.6% of the total world electricity production.  World production of electricity was 3566 TWh in 2011.
  10. 10.  Brazil, the second largest hydropower producer, accounted for 12% and Canada accounted for 10.5% world production of hydroelectricity.
  11. 11.  Hydroelectricity has 16.1% share in the world power production.  Norway produces 95.3% power from hydroelectricity, Brazil produces 80.6%, Venezuela produces 68.6%, Canada produces 59.0% and Sweden produces 44.3% power from hydroelectricity to meet the energy demand.
  12. 12. International Energy Agency (IEA) European Commission, World Energy, technology and Climate Policy Outlook Report, 2003. http://www.eyeenergy.blogspot.co.uk/

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