Australian small hydro

Most of the small hydro in Australia was installed more than 10 years ago.
Total installed capacity

175 MW

Long-term sustainability target

26% emissions reduction by 2030 compared to 2005 level

In Australia, small hydro is defined as installations of less than 10 MW in size. There are currently 175 MW of installed capacity that meet this definition. Small hydro is seen as more sustainable than larger hydroplants as the impact on the surroundings is drastically reduced.