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, 3.73% is in India. Listed below are the five largest active hydro power plants by capacity in India, 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. Koyna

The Koyna is a 1,920MW hydro power project located in Maharashtra, India. Post completion of construction, the project was commissioned in 1962. Maharashtra State Power Generation own the project. Buy the profile here.

2. Nathpa Jhakri

The 1,500MW Nathpa Jhakri hydro power project is located in Himachal Pradesh, India. It was commissioned in 2003. The project is owned by SJVN. Buy the profile here.

3. Bhakra

The Bhakra is a 1,379MW hydro project. Bhakra Beas Management Board owns the project. It was commissioned in 1960. It is located in Himachal Pradesh, India. Buy the profile here.

4. Sardar Sarovar – River Bed

The Sardar Sarovar – River Bed hydro project with a capacity of 1,200MW came online in 2005. The project was developed by Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam; Jaiprakash Associates. Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam have the equity stakes in the project. It is located in Gujarat, India. Buy the profile here.

5. Teesta III

The Teesta III has been operating since 2017. The 1,200MW hydro project is located in Sikkim, India. The project has been developed by Teesta Urja. Government of Sikkim; PTC India; Greenko Energies; Athena Projects have the equity stakes in this project. Buy the profile here.

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