Hydro capacity accounted for 16.3% of total power plant installations globally in 2022, according to GlobalData, with total recorded hydro capacity of 1,387GW. This is expected to contribute 11.7% by the end of 2030 with capacity of installations aggregating up to 1,557GW. Of the total global hydro capacity, 1.86% is in France. Listed below are the five largest upcoming hydro power plants by capacity in France, according to GlobalData’s power plants database. GlobalData uses proprietary data and analytics to provide a complete picture of the global hydro power segment. Buy the latest hydro power plant profiles here.

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1. Sarenne

The Sarenne is a 11MW hydro power project located in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France. It is being developed by CN’Air SASAU. The project is currently in under construction stage. The project is expected to enter commercial operation in 2026. The project is owned by CN’Air SASAU. Buy the profile here.

2. Vallabregues

Vallabregues is a 8.50MW hydro power project in Provence-Alpes-Cote dAzur, France. Compagnie Nationale du Rhone is developing this project. The project is expected to come online by 2026. The project is currently in under construction stage. It is owned by Compagnie Nationale du Rhone. Buy the profile here.

3. Parpaillon

The 7.60MW Parpaillon is located in Provence-Alpes-Cote dAzur, France. It is owned by Centrale Hydroelectrique du Parpaillon. The hydro project is currently in under construction stage. The commercial operation of the project is expected in 2024. Centrale Hydroelectrique du Parpaillon is developing this project. Buy the profile here.

4. Nyer Canal Hydroelectric Power Station

The Nyer Canal Hydroelectric Power Station is a 5.62MW hydro power project. It is planned in France. The project is currently in announced stage. It will be developed by Soc Hydro-Electr Canal de Nyer. Post completion of construction, the project is expected to get commissioned by 2028. Soc Hydro-Electr Canal de Nyer is the owner of the project. Buy the profile here.

5. Oche Power Station

The 5.20MW hydro project, Oche Power Station is expected to get commissioned by 2027. It is being developed by Birseck Hydro. The project is currently in permitting stage. Birseck Hydro is the owner of the project. Buy the profile here.

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This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Power Plants database, which provides detailed profiles of over 170,000 active, planned and under construction power plants worldwide.