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2018 Market Analysis & Industry Outlook: Hydroelectric Power Generation

Overview: the U.S. Hydroelectric Power Generation Industry

As power consumption in the U.S. continues to increase, the hydroelectric power industry will need to invest considerably in infrastructure if it is to increase capacity.

Hydroelectric power offers a reliable, clean, readily available, and efficient power source. Outdated machinery has limited providers and left them with massive untapped potential to meet growing power consumption needs. Though costly to repair, updating hydroelectric facilities pose few adverse environmental risks and is necessary for revenue growth and expanding green energy.

This section provides answers to key questions about the industry:

  1. What is the total market size (industry revenue)?
  2. What is the industry outlook?
  3. Market Analysis: Is the market growing or declining, and how quickly?
  4. Are long-term forecasts positive or negative?
  5. What is the average company size in the industry?
  6. How many companies are in the industry?

Market Size & Industry Statistics

The total U.S. industry market size for Hydroelectric Power Generation: Industry statistics cover all companies in the United States, both public and private, ranging in size from small businesses to market leaders. In addition to revenue, the industry market analysis shows information on employees, companies, and average firm size.

Investors, banks, and business executives use growth rates and industry trends to understand the market outlook and opportunity.

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Market Size
(Total Sales/Revenue)

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Total Firms
Total Employees
Average Revenue Per Firm
Average Employees Per Firm
Statistics Source: U.S. Census, AnythingResearch Market Analysis

Market Forecast

Market forecasts show the long term industry outlook and future growth trends. The following five-year demand forecast projects both short-term and long-term trends.

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Forecast / Industry Outlook 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Market Forecast ($ millions)
Projected Industry Growth Rate (%)
Source: AnythingResearch Economic Analysis

Product & Services Breakdown

Research products and services in the Hydroelectric Power Generation industry generating sales. Note that products are broken into categories with different levels of classification.

Product DescriptionNumber of Companies Sales ($ millions) Percent of Total Sales

Industry Total

Electricity - Generation

U.S. Geographic Distribution: Revenue Statistics by State

Market Size by State ($ millions) indicates how the industry's competition is distributed throughout the country. State-level information can identify areas with higher and lower industry market share than average.

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Income Statement (Average Financial Metrics)

Financial metrics provide a snapshot view of a benchmark "average" company. Key business metrics show revenue and operating costs. The data collected covers both public and private companies.

Industry AveragePercent of Sales
(Industry Benchmark)
Total Revenue

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Operating Revenue
Cost of Goods Sold
Gross Profit

Operating Expenses
Pension, profit sharing plans, stock, annuity
Rent paid on business property
Charitable Contributions
Domestic production activities deduction
Compensation of officers
Salaries and wages
Employee benefit programs
Taxes and Licenses
Bad Debts
Other Operating Expenses
Total Operating Expenses
Operating Income
Non-Operating Income
EBIT (Earnings Before Interest and Taxes)
Interest Expense
Earnings Before Taxes
Income Tax
Net Profit
Source: AnythingResearch Analysis of U.S. federal statistics

Financial Ratio Analysis

Financial ratio information can be used to benchmark how a Hydroelectric Power Generation company compares to its peers. Accounting statistics are calculated from the industry-average for income statements and balance sheets.

Profitability & Valuation RatiosIndustry Average
Company valuation can be measured based on the firm's own performance, as well as in comparison against its industry competitors. These metrics show how the average company in the Hydroelectric Power Generation industry is performing.
Profit Margin
Gross Profit Margin, Operating Profit Margin, and Net Profit Margin. Show company earnings relative to revenues.
Return on Equity (ROE)
Return on Equity (ROE) is net income as a percentage of shareholders' equity. Shareholders' Equity is defined as the company's total assets minus total liabilities. ROE shows how much profits a company generates with the money shareholders invested (or with retained earnings).
Return on Assets (ROA)
Return on Assets (ROA) is net income relative to total assets. The market research on Hydroelectric Power Generation measures how efficiently the company leverages its assets to generate profit. ROA is calculated as Net Income divided by Total Assets.

Liquidity RatiosIndustry Average
Bankers and suppliers use liquidity to determine creditworthiness and identify potential threats to a company's financial viability.
Current Ratio
Measures a firm's ability to pay its debts over the next 12 months.
Quick Ratio (Acid Test)
Calculates liquid assets relative to liabilities, excluding inventories.

Efficiency Ratios - Key Performance IndicatorsIndustry Average
Measure how quickly products and services sell, and effectively collections policies are implemented.
Receivables Turnover Ratio
If this number is low in your business when compared to the industry average in the research report, it may mean your payment terms are too lenient or that you are not doing a good enough job on collections.
Average Collection Period
Based on the Receivables Turnover, this estimates the collection period in days. Calculated as 365 divided by the Receivables Turnover
Inventory Turnover
A low turnover rate may point to overstocking, obsolescence, or deficiencies in the product line or marketing effort.
Fixed-Asset Turnover
Generally, higher is better, since it indicates the business has less money tied up in fixed assets for each dollar of sales revenue.

Compensation & Salary Surveys for Employees

Compensation statistics provides an accurate assessment of industry-specific jobs and national salary averages. This information can be used to identify which positions are most common, and high, low, and average annual wages.

TitlePercent of WorkforceBottom Quartile Average (Median) SalaryUpper Quartile
Management Occupations 7%

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Chief Executives0%
General and Operations Managers2%
Business and Financial Operations Occupations 7%
Business Operations Specialists 5%
Architecture and Engineering Occupations 11%
Engineers 8%
Office and Administrative Support Occupations 16%
Information and Record Clerks 5%
Customer Service Representatives 5%
Customer Service Representatives 5%
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 29%
Other Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Occupations 21%
Line Installers and Repairers 15%
Electrical Power-Line Installers and Repairers 14%
Production Occupations 15%
Plant and System Operators 12%
Power Plant Operators, Distributors, and Dispatchers 11%
Power Plant Operators 8%
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Hydroelectric Power Generation Industry Market Share [PREMIUM]

Largest companies in the industry and related industries, with private company revenue estimates.

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Top Innovators

CompanyInnovation Score

Additional companies, details and innovation scoring in the full report.

Latest Industry News

  • Chameliya hydro project finally comes online - “The power generation capacity will be raised from Sunday when we ... “We have already asked Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Company, the electro- and hydro-mechanical contractor of the project, to start the test,” said Dahal. During the wet test ... (01/13/2018)
  • Eversource Power Plant Sale Completed - Eversource has sold its three large fossil generation facilities and two combustion turbines to Granite Shore Power LLC. The large plants include the Newington and Schiller stations and Bow Station in Merrimack. The company's nine hydroelectric facilities ... (01/13/2018)
  • EIA: Renewables Made Up Nearly Half Of New Utility-Scale Power In 2017 - Once final data are in, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) expects about 25 GW of new utility-scale electric generating capacity to have been added to the U.S. power grid during ... of precipitation increased hydroelectric generation ... (01/12/2018)
  • Distributed energy generation systems market trends detailed in new research report - Canyon Hydro, Goldwind, Rolls-Royce, Capstone Turbine, Corporation, Cargo & Kraft Turbin Sverige, Mitsubishi Power Systems, ClearEdge Power, Caterpillar Power Plants, Toyota Turbine and Systems, Vestas and Yingli Solar. TheDistributed Energy Generation ... (01/12/2018)
  • Eversource Completes Sale of NH Fossil-Fueled Power Plants - "We will soon close on the related sale of our hydroelectric facilities and join other New ... The sale of Eversource's power generation facilities was a component of a comprehensive restructuring and rate stabilization agreement entered into in 2015. (01/11/2018)
  • Eversource Completes Sale of Fossil Generation Facilities - Eversource entered into the sale of its power generation facilities as part of a 2015 restructuring and rate stabilization agreement. The nine hydro facilities are set for purchase by Hull Street Energy LLC for $83 million. GE Power today announced it has ... (01/11/2018)
  • Zera licenses 9 independent power producers - last year issued power generation licences to nine independent power producers (IPPs) with a potential to produce a cumulative 260 megawatts (MW) of electricity. Two of the licences were for the establishment of mini-hydro power plants, while six were for ... (01/11/2018)
  • Sale by Eversource subsidiary nearly completes N.H. power deregulation plan - which nearly completes the process of deregulating the state's power industry, the Public Utilities Commission said Thursday. "Yesterday's closing was for Eversource's fossil generation plants; the sale of the hydro plants has not yet closed," NHPUC ... (01/11/2018)
  • Hydropower (Large, Small and Pumped Storage) in Japan, Market Outlook to 2030, Update 2017-Capacity, Generation, Regulations and Company Profiles - small hydro, biopower and solar PV) and provides forecasts up to 2030. The report highlights installed capacity and power generation trends from 2006 to 2030 in Japan hydropower market. A detailed coverage of renewable energy policy framework governing the ... (01/10/2018)

Government Contracts

In 2016, the federal government spent a total of $53,357,059 on Hydroelectric Power Generation. It has awarded 62 contracts to 19 companies, with an average value of $2,808,266 per company.   

Top government vendors:

CompanyFederal ContractsTotal Award Amount

Segments classified within this market research report

This industry market research report includes companies whose primary business is any of the following:
Hydroelectric power generation, Electric power generation, hydroelectric, Power generation, etc.

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