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, 0.19% is in Slovakia. Listed below are the five largest active hydro power plants by capacity in Slovakia, 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. Cierny Vah

The Cierny Vah is a 735.16MW hydro power project located in Zilina, Slovakia. Post completion of construction, the project was commissioned in 1981. Slovenske elektrarne own the project. Buy the profile here.

2. Gabcikovo

The 720MW Gabcikovo hydro power project is located in Trnava, Slovakia. It was commissioned in 1992. The project is owned by Slovenske elektrarne. Buy the profile here.

3. Liptovska Mara

The Liptovska Mara is a 198MW hydro project. Slovenske elektrarne owns the project. It was commissioned in 1976. It is located in Zilina, Slovakia. Buy the profile here.

4. Miksova

The Miksova hydro project with a capacity of 93.60MW came online in 1963. Slovenske elektrarne have the equity stakes in the project. It is located in , Slovakia. Buy the profile here.

5. Zilina

The Zilina has been operating since 1997. The 72MW hydro project is located in Bratislava, Slovakia. Vodohospodarska Vystavba 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.