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Number of Hydroelectric Dams in the World

How many major hydroelectric dams are there in the world?

137 hydroelectric dams

There are 137 hydroelectric dams in the world and each of them can produce more than 1,000 MW in net capacity. These dams are either operational or under construction. Five of these dams border two countries. A large number of these dams are located in China and Brazil.

This fact is verified on : April 21, 2010.





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