‘Global Hydropower Market to be Worth $56.51bn in 2011′ says visiongain Report

By Visiongain, PRNE
Wednesday, July 13, 2011

LONDON, July 14, 2011 -



The world is currently facing two potentially contradictory
desires: that of increasing global energy supply to meet a growing
demand for energy; and that of tackling global warming by lowering
emissions of carbon dioxide. This situation creates an opportunity
for hydropower, which is a low-carbon energy source, capable of
supplying substantial quantities of power throughout the world.
Visiongain calculates the global hydropower market, defined as
spending on new hydropower projects plus spending on upgrades and
expansions, to be worth $56.51bn in 2011.

Hydropower is a key component of the energy industry, currently
contributing around one-sixth of all global electricity, but likely
to play an even more important role in the future of global energy
supply as the inevitable shift to renewable energy occurs. The
report offers an examination of the hydropower market over the next
decade, providing detailed market forecasts for each of the
regional markets and offering in-depth analysis of the
opportunities and challenges facing companies in the hydropower
market throughout the world.

The Hydropower Market 2011-2021 report includes 65 tables
and graphs quantifying, analysing and forecasting the hydropower
market in detail, and provides information on recently awarded
contracts in more than 50 national markets. In addition, the report
offers profiles of 50 of the leading companies within the
hydropower market.

The report also describes the most important technological
changes within the hydropower industry and assesses their
importance for the growth of the hydropower market over the
long-term. The various drivers and restraints of the hydropower
market are evaluated in order to provide readers with specific
insights into the future direction of the hydropower market.

Visiongain’s The Hydropower Market 2011-2021 reveals a
comprehensive analysis of the industry providing insight into the
regional growth areas and technological trends prevailing in the
industry. Forecasting and analysis are underpinned by extensive
consultation with expert opinion including transcripts of
interviews with Vattenfall; a leading European energy company and
Black & Veatch; a global engineering and construction

This visiongain energy report will be valuable to those already
involved in the hydropower market and those wishing to enter this
important market in the future.

Please click on lick below for further details of the report: href="www.visiongain.com/Report/646/The-Hydropower-Market-2011-2021">

Table of Contents
1. Executive Summary
1.1 The Hydropower Market Overview
1.2 Drivers and Restraints in the Hydropower Market
1.2.1 Drivers in the Hydropower Market
1.2.2 Restraints in the Hydropower Market
1.3 Highlights of the Report
1.4 Benefits of the Report
1.5 Methodology
1.6 The Global Hydropower Market Forecast 2011-2021
1.7 Regional Hydropower Markets Forecast 2011-2021

2. Introduction to the Hydropower Market
2.1 Background to Hydropower
2.2 Different Types of Hydropower Generation
2.2.1 Impounding Dam Hydropower
2.2.2 Run-of-the-River Hydropower
2.2.3 Pumped-Storage Hydropower
2.3 Hydropower in the Global Energy Mix
2.4 The Growth of Renewable Energy
2.5 Large Hydropower Generation
2.6 Small, Micro and Pico Hydropower Generation

3. The Global Hydropower Market
3.1 The Global Hydropower Market Forecast 2011-2021
3.2 Recent Developments in the Global Hydropower Market
3.3 Global Hydropower Market Drivers and Restraints 2011-2021
3.4 Global Hydropower Market Drivers
3.4.1 The Global Rise in Energy Demand
3.4.2 The Renewable Energy Drive and Global Warming
3.4.3 Tackling Poverty in the Third World
3.4.4 Supporting Intermittent Renewables and Energy Storage
3.4.5 Cheap, Reliable and Economically Stable
3.5 Global Hydropower Market Restraints
3.5.1 High Upfront Costs
3.5.2 Long Lead-Times
3.5.3 Lack of New Feasible Sites
3.5.4 Safety and Security of Dams
3.5.5 Opposition from Environmental Campaign Groups and Local

4. The Regional Hydropower Markets Forecast 2011-2021
4.1 The Asia-Pacific Hydropower Market Forecast 2011-2021
4.1.1 The Chinese Hydropower Market
4.1.2 The Indian Hydropower Market
4.1.3 The Japanese Hydropower Market
4.1.4 The Pakistani Hydropower Market
4.1.5 The Indonesian Hydropower Market
4.1.6 The Nepalese Hydropower Market
4.1.7 The Vietnamese Hydropower Market
4.1.8 The Burmese Hydropower Market
4.1.9 The Laotian Hydropower Market
4.1.10 The Bhutanese Hydropower Market
4.1.11 The Malaysian Hydropower Market
4.1.12 The Australian Hydropower Market
4.1.13 The New Zealand Hydropower Market
4.2 The South American Hydropower Market Forecast 2011-2021
4.2.1 The Brazilian Hydropower Market
4.2.2 The Mexican Hydropower Market
4.2.3 The Venezuelan Hydropower Market
4.2.4 The Argentinean Hydropower Market
4.2.5 The Colombian Hydropower Market
4.2.6 The Peruvian Hydropower Market
4.2.7 The Bolivian Hydropower Market
4.2.8 The Chilean Hydropower Market
4.2.9 The Panamanian Hydropower Market
4.2.10 The Costa Rican Hydropower Market
4.2.11 The Honduran Hydropower Market
4.2.12 The Ecuadorian Hydropower Market
4.3 The North American Hydropower Market Forecast 2011-2021
4.3.1 The United States Hydropower Market
4.3.2 The Canadian Hydropower Market
4.4 The European Hydropower Market Forecast 2011-2021
4.4.1 The Norwegian Hydropower Market
4.4.2 The French Hydropower Market
4.4.3 The Turkish Hydropower Market
4.4.4 The Serbian Hydropower Market
4.4.5 The Austrian Hydropower Market
4.4.6 The Italian Hydropower Market
4.4.7 The Spanish Hydropower Market
4.4.8 The Swiss Hydropower Market
4.4.9 The Swedish Hydropower Market
4.4.10 The British Hydropower Market
4.5 The Eurasian Hydropower Market Forecast 2011-2021
4.5.1 The Russian Hydropower Market
4.5.2 The Tajikistani Hydropower Market
4.5.3 The Georgian Hydropower Market
4.5.4 The Kazakhstani Hydropower Market
4.5.5 The Ukrainian Hydropower Market
4.6 The African Hydropower Market Forecast 2011-2021
4.6.1 The Democratic Republic of the Congo Hydropower Market
4.6.2 The Ethiopian Hydropower Market
4.6.3 The Zambian Hydropower Market
4.6.4 The Tanzanian Hydropower Market
4.6.5 The Madagascan Hydropower Market
4.6.6 The Ghanaian Hydropower Market
4.6.7 The Egyptian Hydropower Market
4.7 The Middle Eastern Hydropower Market Forecast 2011-2021
4.7.1 The Iranian Hydropower Market
4.7.2 The Iraqi Hydropower Market
4.8 Regional Variations in Market Size and Growth

5. SWOT Analysis of the Hydropower Market 2011-2021
5.1 Strengths
5.1.1 Renewable and Low-Emission
5.1.2 Reliability and Longevity
5.1.3 Social and Environmental Benefits
5.1.4 Providing Energy Independence
5.1.5 Energy Management and Supply
5.2 Weaknesses
5.2.1 High Upfront Costs
5.2.2 Lengthy Lead-Times
5.2.3 Dependence on Precipitation
5.2.4 Displacing Communities
5.2.5 Environmental and Ecological Impacts
5.3 Opportunities
5.3.1 Sustainability Revolution and Renewable Energy Drive
5.3.2 Hydropower Potential in Asia, Africa and South America
5.3.3 Small Hydropower and Low-Head Hydropower
5.3.4 Threats to Nuclear Technology
5.3.5 Potentially High Oil Prices
5.3.6 Refurbishment of Existing Hydropower Plants
5.3.7 Technological Improvements
5.4 Threats
5.4.1 Perceptions of Feasible Hydropower Potential
5.4.2 Opposition to Hydropower Projects
5.4.3 Improvements in Alternative Renewable Energy
5.4.4 Funding and Political Support
5.4.5 Global Warming
5.4.6 Continuing Weak Global Economy

6. Hydropower Technologies
6.1 Computational Fluid Dynamics
6.2 Low-Head Hydropower
6.3 Variable Speed Generators
6.4 Electronics, Controls and Automation
6.5 Environmental Mitigation Technologies

7. Expert Opinion
7.1 Vattenfall
7.1.1 Vattenfall’s Interest in French Hydropower
7.1.2 The European Hydropower Market
7.1.3 Prospects for Small Hydropower in Europe
7.1.4 The Importance of Carbon Legislation
7.1.5 The Fukushima Disaster and Hydropower Potential
7.1.6 Technological Developments in the Hydropower Industry
7.2 Black & Veatch Corporation
7.2.1 The US Hydropower Market
7.2.2 The Importance of Carbon Legislation
7.2.3 Canadian Hydropower in the US Market
7.2.4 The Chinese Hydropower Market
7.2.5 Regions Experiencing Strong Hydropower Growth
7.2.6 Technological Developments in the Hydropower Industry

8. Leading Companies in the Hydropower Market
8.1 Hydropower Dam Operators
8.1.1 Ameren Corporation
8.1.2 Avista Corporation
8.1.3 Brookfield Asset Management
8.1.4 China Yangtze Power Company (CYPC)
8.1.5 Dominion
8.1.6 Duke Energy
8.1.7 EDF (Électricité de France)
8.1.8 Endesa
8.1.9 Enel
8.1.10 EPS
8.1.11 GDF Suez
8.1.12 Hydro-Québec
8.1.13 Iberdrola
8.1.14 Idaho Power Company
8.1.15 Jaiprakash Power Ventures Limited (JPVL)
8.1.16 Manitoba Hydro
8.1.17 MidAmerican Energy Holdings Company
8.1.18 National Hydroelectric Power Corporation (NHPC)
8.1.19 Ontario Power Generation (OPG)
8.1.20 Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E)
8.1.21 RusHydro
8.1.22 RWE
8.1.23 Scottish and Southern Energy (SSE)
8.1.24 Southern California Edison Company (SCE)
8.1.25 Southern Company
8.1.26 Statkraft
8.1.27 Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA)
8.1.28 Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO)
8.1.29 Tractebel Energia
8.1.30 Vattenfall
8.1.31 Verbund
8.2 Hydropower Service Companies
8.2.1 ABB
8.2.2 Alstom
8.2.3 American Hydro
8.2.4 Andritz AG
8.2.5 Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL)
8.2.6 Bilfinger Berger
8.2.7 Black & Veatch Corporation
8.2.8 DongFang Electric Corporation
8.2.9 Gilbert Gilkes & Gordon
8.2.10 Harbin Power Equipment Company
8.2.11 Hitachi, Mitsubishi Electric and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries
8.2.12 Impsa
8.2.13 Larsen & Toubro (L&T)
8.2.14 Mott MacDonald
8.2.15 OJSC Power Machines
8.2.16 STE Energy
8.2.17 Sinohydro
8.2.18 Toshiba Power Systems Company
8.2.19 Voith Hydro

9. Conclusions
9.1 Outlook for the Global Hydropower Market 2011-2021
9.2 Areas of High Growth in the Hydropower Market
9.3 Areas of Moderate Growth in the Hydropower Market
9.4 Areas of Low Growth in the Hydropower Market
9.5 Global Hydropower Market Summary

10. Glossary

Notes for Editors

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