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, 0.16% is in Mozambique. Listed below are the five largest upcoming hydro power plants by capacity in Mozambique, 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. Cahora Bassa North

The Cahora Bassa North is a 2,075MW hydro power project located in Tete, Mozambique. It is being developed by Hidroelectrica de Cahora Bassa. The project is currently in permitting stage. The project is expected to enter commercial operation in 2025. The project is owned by State Grid Corporation of China. Buy the profile here.

2. Mphanda Nkuwa I

Mphanda Nkuwa I is a 1,500MW hydro power project in Tete, Mozambique. Mpanda Nkuwa Hydroelectric is developing this project. The project is expected to come online by 2031. The project is currently in permitting stage. It is owned by Eletricidade de Mozambique; Insitec Holding; Camargo Correa Real Estate Development. Buy the profile here.

3. Chemba

The 1,000MW Chemba is located in Sofala, Mozambique. It is owned by Sociedade Hidroeletrica de Mocambique; Electricidade de Mocambique EP. The hydro project is currently in permitting stage. The commercial operation of the project is expected in 2027. Sociedade Energetica de Tambara; Hidroelectrica de Chemba; Electricidade de Mocambique EP is developing this project. Buy the profile here.

4. Lupata

The Lupata is a 650MW hydro power project. It is planned in Tete, Mozambique. The project is currently in permitting stage. It will be developed by Hydroelectrica de Lupata. Post completion of construction, the project is expected to get commissioned by 2027. Hydroelectrica de Lupata is the owner of the project. Buy the profile here.

5. Boroma

The 210MW hydro project, Boroma is expected to get commissioned by 2027. It is being developed by Hydroelectrica de Boroma. The project is currently in permitting stage. Hydroelectrica de Boroma 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.