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, 1.48% is in Spain. Listed below are the five largest active hydro power plants by capacity in Spain, 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. La Muela
The La Muela is a 1,516MW hydro power project located in Valencian Community, Spain. Post completion of construction, the project was commissioned in 1989. Iberdrola own the project. Buy the profile here.
The 1,243MW Aldeadavila hydro power project is located in Castile and León, Spain. It was commissioned in 1962. The project is owned by Iberdrola. Buy the profile here.
3. Jose M Oriol. Grupo
The Jose M Oriol. Grupo is a 957MW hydro project. Iberdrola owns the project. It was commissioned in 1969. It is located in Extremadura, Spain. Buy the profile here.
The Villarino hydro project with a capacity of 856.51MW came online in 1970. Iberdrola have the equity stakes in the project. It is located in Castile and León, Spain. Buy the profile here.
The Saucelle has been operating since 1956. The 519.67MW hydro project is located in Castile and León, Spain. Iberdrola have the equity stakes in this project. Buy the profile here.
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