Colombian hydro

Hydropower is an important source of energy for Colombia, representing close to three quarters of the country’s electricity generation.
Total installed capacity

11.7 GW

Percentage of electricity mix


Long-term sustainability target

51% percent emissions reduction by 2030 (compared to baseline scenario); carbon neutral by 2050

With 11 726 MW of installed capacity, Colombia has the third largest installed hydropower capacity in South America. Hydropower makes up over 70% of national installed energy capacity and electricity generation. By being at the forefront of clean energy systems, Colombia is advancing towards its target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 51% compared to the baseline scenario.