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, 0.21% is in Egypt. Listed below are the five largest active hydro power plants by capacity in Egypt, 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. Aswan High dam

The Aswan High dam is a 2,100MW hydro power project located in Aswan, Egypt. Post completion of construction, the project was commissioned in 1967. The project was developed by Technopromexport. Egyptian Electricity Holding own the project. Buy the profile here.

2. Aswan

The 550MW Aswan hydro power project is located in Aswan, Egypt. It was commissioned in 1960. The project is owned by Egyptian Electricity Holding. Buy the profile here.

3. Esna

The Esna is a 85.68MW hydro project. Egyptian Electricity Holding owns the project. It was commissioned in 1993. The project was developed by Webuild. It is located in Luxor, Egypt. Buy the profile here.

4. New Naga Hammadi

The New Naga Hammadi hydro project with a capacity of 64MW came online in 2008. The project was developed by Bilfinger Berger Projektentwicklung; Orascom Construction; VINCI Construction France. Egyptian Electricity Holding have the equity stakes in the project. It is located in Qena, Egypt. Buy the profile here.

5. Assiut

The Assiut has been operating since 2018. The 32MW hydro project is located in Asyut, Egypt. Ministry of Electricity and Energy, Egypt 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.