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, 2.51% is in Norway. Listed below are the five largest active hydro power plants by capacity in Norway, 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.
The Kvilldal is a 1,240MW hydro power project located in Rogaland, Norway. Post completion of construction, the project was commissioned in 1981. Agder Energi; Lyse; Skagerak Energi; Statkraft; Sunnhordland Kraftlag own the project. Buy the profile here.
The 960MW Tonstad hydro power project is located in Agder, Norway. It was commissioned in 1988. The project is owned by Agder Energi; Lyse Produksjon; Statkraft. Buy the profile here.
3. Aurland I
The Aurland I is a 840MW hydro project. E-CO Energi; Statkraft owns the project. It was commissioned in 1983. The project was developed by E-CO Energi. It is located in Vestland, Norway. Buy the profile here.
The Saurdal hydro project with a capacity of 640MW came online in 1985. Agder Energi; Lyse; Skagerak Energi; Statkraft; Sunnhordland Kraftlag have the equity stakes in the project. It is located in Rogaland, Norway. Buy the profile here.
The Sysima has been operating since 1980. The 630MW hydro project is located in Vestland, Norway. Eviny; Statkraft; Sunnhordland Kraftlag have the equity stakes in this project. Buy the profile here.
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