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, 0.80% is in Germany. Listed below are the five largest active hydro power plants by capacity in Germany, 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. Goldisthal

The Goldisthal is a 1,060MW hydro power project located in Thuringia, Germany. Post completion of construction, the project was commissioned in 2003. Vattenfall own the project. Buy the profile here.

2. Markersbach

The 1,050MW Markersbach hydro power project is located in Saxony, Germany. Vattenfall has developed the project. It was commissioned in 1979. The project is owned by Vattenfall. Buy the profile here.

3. Wehr

The Wehr is a 910MW hydro project. EnBW Energie Baden-Wurttemberg; Energiedienst; Energiedienst; RWE Power owns the project. It was commissioned in 1976. It is located in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany. Buy the profile here.

4. Hohenwarte

The Hohenwarte hydro project with a capacity of 383.80MW came online in 1942. Vattenfall have the equity stakes in the project. It is located in Thuringia, Germany. Buy the profile here.

5. Saeckingen

The Saeckingen has been operating since 1967. The 360MW hydro project is located in Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany. The project has been developed by Schluchseewerk. EnBW Energie Baden-Wurttemberg; Energiedienst; Energiedienst; RWE Power 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.