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Table 9.

Technically feasible unexploited hydropower potential (MW) in south Asian countries.

CountryTechnically feasible hydropower potential (MW)Access to electricity (% of population)Required access to electricity (% of population)Future target
India 194,413 79.17 20.83 Meeting domestic demand and export 
Nepal 41,930 84.9 15.1 Meeting domestic demand and export 
Bhutan 23,467 100 Export 
Myanmar 39,720 52 48 Meeting domestic demand 
China  100 Export 
Total 299,530    
CountryTechnically feasible hydropower potential (MW)Access to electricity (% of population)Required access to electricity (% of population)Future target
India 194,413 79.17 20.83 Meeting domestic demand and export 
Nepal 41,930 84.9 15.1 Meeting domestic demand and export 
Bhutan 23,467 100 Export 
Myanmar 39,720 52 48 Meeting domestic demand 
China  100 Export 
Total 299,530    

Source: Rahaman & Hossain (2019).

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