Hydro capacity accounted for 16.7% of total power plant installations globally in 2021, according to GlobalData. Of the total global hydro capacity, 0.25% is in Bulgaria. Listed below are the five largest active hydro power plants by capacity in Bulgaria, 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.

1. Sestrimo

The Sestrimo is a 240MW hydro power project located in Pazardzhik, Bulgaria. Post completion of construction, the project was commissioned in 1974. The project was developed by Natsionalna Elektricheska Kompania. Natsionalna Elektricheska Kompania own the project. Buy the profile here.

2. Orpheus

The 160MW Orpheus hydro power project is located in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. It was commissioned in 1975. The project is owned by Natsionalna Elektricheska Kompania. Buy the profile here.

3. Peshtera

The Peshtera is a 128MW hydro project. Natsionalna Elektricheska Kompania owns the project. It was commissioned in 1959. The project was developed by Technopromexport. It is located in Pazardzhik, Bulgaria. Buy the profile here.

4. Filippov Bridge

The Filippov Bridge hydro project with a capacity of 124MW. The project was developed by Technopromexport. It is located in , Bulgaria. Buy the profile here.

5. Ivailovgrad

The Ivailovgrad has been operating since 1964. The 120MW hydro project is located in Kardzhali, Bulgaria. Natsionalna Elektricheska Kompania have the equity stakes in this 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.