Hydro capacity accounted for 16.7% of total power plant installations globally in 2021, according to GlobalData, with total recorded hydro capacity of 1,357GW. This is expected to contribute 12.6% by the end of 2030 with capacity of installations aggregating up to 1,555GW. Of the total global hydro capacity, 28.81% is in China. Listed below are the five largest active hydro power plants by capacity in China, 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. Three Gorges
The Three Gorges is a 22,500MW hydro power project located in Hubei, China. Post completion of construction, the project was commissioned in 2003. The project was developed by China Gezhouba Group. China Three Gorges own the project. Buy the profile here.
The 16,000MW Baihetan hydro power project is located in Yunnan, China. China Gezhouba Group; Three Gorges Jinsha River Yunchuan Hydropower Development has developed the project. It was commissioned in 2021. The project is owned by China Yangtze Power. Buy the profile here.
The Xiluodu is a 13,860MW hydro project. China Three Gorges owns the project. It was commissioned in 2013. The project was developed by China Three Gorges. It is located in Sichuan, China. Buy the profile here.
The Wudongde hydro project with a capacity of 10,200MW came online in 2020. The project was developed by China Gezhouba Group; China Three Gorges. China Yangtze Power have the equity stakes in the project. It is located in Sichuan, China. Buy the profile here.
The Xiangjiaba has been operating since 2012. The 6,400MW hydro project is located in Sichuan, China. The project has been developed by China Three Gorges. China Three Gorges have the equity stakes in this project. Buy the profile here.
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