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, 0.16% is in Mozambique. Listed below are the five largest active hydro power plants by capacity in Mozambique, 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. Cahora Bassa

The Cahora Bassa is a 2,075MW hydro power project located in Tete, Mozambique. Post completion of construction, the project was commissioned in 1975. Hidroelectrica de Cahora Bassa own the project. Buy the profile here.

2. Mavuzi

The 52MW Mavuzi hydro power project is located in Manica, Mozambique. It was commissioned in 1957. The project is owned by Electricidade de Mocambique EP. Buy the profile here.

3. Chicamba

The Chicamba is a 44MW hydro project. Electricidade de Mocambique EP owns the project. It was commissioned in 1968. It is located in Manica, Mozambique. Buy the profile here.

4. Massingir

The Massingir hydro project with a capacity of 40MW came online in 1978. It is located in Gaza, Mozambique. Buy the profile here.

5. Corumana

The Corumana has been operating since 1992. The 16.60MW hydro project is located in Maputo, Mozambique. Electricidade de Mocambique EP 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.