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, 0.04% is in Ireland. Listed below are the five largest active hydro power plants by capacity in Ireland, 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. Turlough Hill
The Turlough Hill is a 292MW hydro power project located in Dublin, Ireland. Post completion of construction, the project was commissioned in 1974. The project was developed by Electricity Supply Board. Electricity Supply Board own the project. Buy the profile here.
The 86MW Ardnacrusha hydro power project is located in Clare, Ireland. Siemens has developed the project. It was commissioned in 1929. The project is owned by Electricity Supply Board. Buy the profile here.
3. Cathaleen’s Fall
The Cathaleen’s Fall is a 45MW hydro project. Electricity Supply Board owns the project. It was commissioned in 1951. It is located in Donegal, Ireland. Buy the profile here.
The Pollaphuca hydro project with a capacity of 30MW came online in 1944. Electricity Supply Board have the equity stakes in the project. It is located in Kildare, Ireland. Buy the profile here.
The Cliff has been operating since 1950. The 20MW hydro project is located in Donegal, Ireland. Electricity Supply Board have the equity stakes in this project. Buy the profile here.
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