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, 0.34% is in the UK. Listed below are the five largest active hydro power plants by capacity in the UK, 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.
The Dinorwig is a 1,728MW hydro power project located in Wales, the UK. Post completion of construction, the project was commissioned in 1983. Engie; Orsted Onshore own the project. Buy the profile here.
The 440MW Cruachan hydro power project is located in Scotland, the UK. It was commissioned in 1965. The project is owned by Drax Group. Buy the profile here.
The Foyers is a 300MW hydro project. SSE owns the project. It was commissioned in 1974. The project was developed by British Aluminium. It is located in Scotland, the UK. Buy the profile here.
The Sloy hydro project with a capacity of 152.50MW came online in 1950. The project was developed by SSE Generation. SSE have the equity stakes in the project. It is located in Scotland, the UK. Buy the profile here.
The Glendoe has been operating since 2009. The 100MW hydro project is located in Scotland, the UK. The project has been developed by HOCHTIEF Solutions; SSE. SSE have the equity stakes in this project. Buy the profile here.
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