Hydro capacity accounted for 16.7% of total power plant installations globally in 2021, according to GlobalData. Of the total global hydro capacity, 0.18% is in Poland. Listed below are the five largest active hydro power plants by capacity in Poland, 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. Zarnowiec

The Zarnowiec is a 716MW hydro power project located in Pomerania, Poland. Post completion of construction, the project was commissioned in 1982. Elektrownie Szczytowo-Pompowe own the project. Buy the profile here.

2. Zar Hydroelectric Power Plant

The 500MW Zar Hydroelectric Power Plant hydro power project is located in Silesia, Poland. PGE Energia Odnawialna has developed the project. It was commissioned in 1979. The project is owned by PGE Energia Odnawialna. Buy the profile here.

3. Solina

The Solina is a 200MW hydro project. PGE Energia Odnawialna owns the project. It was commissioned in 1968. It is located in Subcarpathia, Poland. Buy the profile here.

4. Wloclawek

The Wloclawek hydro project with a capacity of 160MW came online in 1970. The project was developed by Technopromexport. Energa OZE have the equity stakes in the project. It is located in Kuyavia-Pomerania, Poland. Buy the profile here.

5. Czorsztyn-Niedzica

The Czorsztyn-Niedzica has been operating since 1997. The 92.10MW hydro project is located in Lesser Poland, Poland. Zespol Elektrowni Wodnych Niedzica 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.