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, 0.41% is in Peru. Listed below are the five largest active hydro power plants by capacity in Peru, 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. Santiago Antunez de Mayolo

The Santiago Antunez de Mayolo is a 798MW hydro power project located in Huancavelica, Peru. Post completion of construction, the project was commissioned in 1973. The project was developed by Webuild. Empresa Electricidad del Peru own the project. Buy the profile here.

2. Cerro Del Aguila

The 510MW Cerro Del Aguila hydro power project is located in Huancavelica, Peru. Cerro del Aguila has developed the project. It was commissioned in 2016. The project is owned by Cerro del Aguila. Buy the profile here.

3. Chaglla

The Chaglla is a 456MW hydro project. China Three Gorges owns the project. It was commissioned in 2016. The project was developed by Novonor. It is located in Huanuco, Peru. Buy the profile here.

4. Huinco

The Huinco hydro project with a capacity of 277.90MW came online in 1964. Enel Americas; Others have the equity stakes in the project. It is located in Lima, Peru. Buy the profile here.

5. Canon del Pato

The Canon del Pato has been operating since 1958. The 264.40MW hydro project is located in Ancash, Peru. Orazul Energy Peru 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.