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, 0.47% is in Romania. Listed below are the five largest active hydro power plants by capacity in Romania, 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. Portile de Fier I

The Portile de Fier I is a 1,167MW hydro power project located in Mehedinti, Romania. Post completion of construction, the project was commissioned in 1972. The project was developed by Technopromexport. SPEEH Hidroelectrica own the project. Buy the profile here.

2. Lotru-Ciunget

The 510MW Lotru-Ciunget hydro power project is located in Valcea, Romania. It was commissioned in 1972. The project is owned by SPEEH Hidroelectrica. Buy the profile here.

3. Raul Mare Retezat

The Raul Mare Retezat is a 349MW hydro project. SPEEH Hidroelectrica owns the project. It was commissioned in 1978. It is located in Hunedoara, Romania. Buy the profile here.

4. Portile de Fier II

The Portile de Fier II hydro project with a capacity of 251.20MW came online in 1986. The project was developed by Technopromexport. SPEEH Hidroelectrica have the equity stakes in the project. It is located in Mehedinti, Romania. Buy the profile here.

5. Vidraru

The Vidraru has been operating since 1966. The 220MW hydro project is located in Arges, Romania. SPEEH Hidroelectrica have the equity stakes in this project. Buy the profile here.

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