Hydroelectric Power in Developing Countries

Yuksel I.

ENERGY SOURCES PART B-ECONOMICS PLANNING AND POLICY, vol.4, no.4, pp.377-386, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Over the last two decades, global electricity production has more than doubled and electricity demand is rising rapidly around the world as economic development spreads to emerging economies. Not only has electricity demand increased significantly, it is the fastest growing end-use of energy. Therefore, technical, economic, and environmental benefits of hydroelectric power make it an important contributor to the future world energy mix, particularly in developing countries. This article deals with policies to meet increasing energy and electricity demand for sustainable energy development in some developing countries such as Brazil, China, India, and Turkey.