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, 0.04% is in Tanzania. Listed below are the five largest active hydro power plants by capacity in Tanzania, 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. Kidatu

The Kidatu is a 204MW hydro power project located in Morogoro, Tanzania. Post completion of construction, the project was commissioned in 1975. Tanzania Electric Supply own the project. Buy the profile here.

2. Lower Kihansi

The 180MW Lower Kihansi hydro power project is located in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. Webuild has developed the project. It was commissioned in 1999. The project is owned by Tanzania Electric Supply. Buy the profile here.

3. Mtera

The Mtera is a 80MW hydro project. Tanzania Electric Supply owns the project. It was commissioned in 1988. The project was developed by Tanzania Electric Supply. It is located in Dodoma, Tanzania. Buy the profile here.

4. New Pangani Falls

The New Pangani Falls hydro project with a capacity of 68MW came online in 1994. Tanzania Electric Supply have the equity stakes in the project. It is located in Tanga, Tanzania. Buy the profile here.

5. Hale

The Hale has been operating since 1964. The 21MW hydro project is located in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Tanzania Electric Supply 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.