Top Hydroelectric Producing Nations

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Nation  Installed Gwh Capacities*
1. China 416,700
2. Canada 356,930
3. Brazil 336,800
4. USA 289,980
5. Russia 167,000
6. India 126,126
7. Norway 119,000
8. Japan 88,500
9. Venezuela 56,100
10. Switzerland 35,830

* One gigawatt     = 1,000 megawatts.
One megawatt     = 1,000 kilowatts.

Sources: Encyclopedia of Nations, New World Encyclopedia,
Switzerland: Department of the Environment, Transport, Energy
& Communications, U.S. Energy Information Administration,
and the United Nations’ Statistics Division.

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