Hydro Kinetic Energy

The Challenge


Although not yet widely used, tidal energy has potential for future electricity generation. Tides are more predictable than the wind and the sun. Among sources of renewable energy, tidal energy has traditionally suffered from relatively high cost and limited availability of sites with sufficiently high tidal ranges or flow velocities, thus constricting its total availability.  (Wikipedia)

The Solution


Pace recently concluded a report on the legal and regulatory requirements for hydrokinetic facilities.  We convened a workshop of prominent experts to inform state policy make

  • Middle East and North Africa 1.8% 1.8%
  • North America 17.5% 17.5%
  • Latin America & The Carribean 14.8% 14.8%
  • South and Central Asia 6.6% 6.6%
  • Africa 1.5% 1.5%
  • Southeast Asia & Pacific 3.6% 3.6%
  • East Asia 29.9% 29.9%
  • Europe 24.3% 24.3%

Hydro power capacity by region

As of 2011, over 160 countries were using hydro power capacity, with 11000 hydro power stations having a total global installed capacity of approx. 936 GW. China is the leading hydro power generating country, followed by Canada, USA, and Brazil (World Energy Sources: 2013 Survey, 2016).