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, 1.20% is in Sweden. Listed below are the five largest active hydro power plants by capacity in Sweden, 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. Harspranget

The Harspranget is a 977MW hydro power project located in Norrbotten, Sweden. Post completion of construction, the project was commissioned in 1951. Vattenfall own the project. Buy the profile here.

2. Stornorrfors

The 599MW Stornorrfors hydro power project is located in Vasterbotten, Sweden. It was commissioned in 1958. The project is owned by Umea Energi; Vattenfall. Buy the profile here.

3. Letsi

The Letsi is a 486MW hydro project. Vattenfall owns the project. It was commissioned in 1967. It is located in Norrbotten, Sweden. Buy the profile here.

4. Porjus

The Porjus hydro project with a capacity of 465MW came online in 1975. Vattenfall have the equity stakes in the project. It is located in Norrbotten, Sweden. Buy the profile here.

5. Messaure

The Messaure has been operating since 1963. The 463MW hydro project is located in Norrbotten, Sweden. Vattenfall 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.