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, 1.65% is in Italy. Listed below are the five largest active hydro power plants by capacity in Italy, 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. Entracque – Chiotas

The Entracque – Chiotas is a 1,184MW hydro power project located in Piedmont, Italy. Post completion of construction, the project was commissioned in 1981. Enel own the project. Buy the profile here.

2. Presenzano

The 1,000MW Presenzano hydro power project is located in Campania, Italy. It was commissioned in 1990. The project is owned by Enel. Buy the profile here.

3. Edolo

The Edolo is a 1,000MW hydro project. Enel owns the project. It was commissioned in 1984. It is located in Lombardy, Italy. Buy the profile here.

4. Roncovalgrande

The Roncovalgrande hydro project with a capacity of 1,000MW came online in 1971. Enel have the equity stakes in the project. It is located in Lombardy, Italy. Buy the profile here.

5. S. Fiorano

The S. Fiorano has been operating since . The 570.30MW hydro project is located in Lombardy, Italy. Enel 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.