Hydropower Program

Major Producers of Hydropower

  • Hydropower, including pumped storage, represents about 12 percent of the electrical generating capacity of the United States. In 2002 hydropower generation accounted for a little under 7 percent of the electricity produced in the United States. The following graph illustrates the top 20 organizations ranked by hydroelectric generating capacity including pumped storage units as of January 1, 2003.

Chart of Major U.S. Producers of Hydropower

The above data as of January 1, 2003 from the U.S. Energy Information Administration

Internet Links to the organizations displayed above.

U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

U.S. Bureau of Reclamation

Tennessee Valley Authority

Power Authority of State of New York

Pacific Gas & Electric Co.

Duke Power Co.

Virginia Electric & Power Co.

Consumers Energy Co.

PUD No. 2 of Grant County

PUD No. 1 of Chelan County

Seattle City Light

Idaho Power Co.

California Department of Water Resources

Alabama Power Co.

City of Los Angeles

PECO Energy Co.

Southern California Edison


Northeast Generation Services

Georgia Power Co.



Last Updated: 2/3/16