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, 7.51% is in the US. Listed below are the five largest active hydro power plants by capacity in the US, 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. Grand Coulee
The Grand Coulee is a 6,809MW hydro power project located in Washington, the US. Post completion of construction, the project was commissioned in 1941. U.S. Department of the Interior own the project. Buy the profile here.
2. Bath County
The 3,003MW Bath County hydro power project is located in Virginia, the US. Virginia Electric and Power has developed the project. It was commissioned in 1985. The project is owned by Aspen Generating; Dominion Energy; FirstEnergy. Buy the profile here.
3. Chief Joseph
The Chief Joseph is a 2,456.20MW hydro project. US Army Corps of Engineers owns the project. It was commissioned in 1955. The project was developed by US Army Corps of Engineers. It is located in Washington, the US. Buy the profile here.
4. Robert Moses Niagara
The Robert Moses Niagara hydro project with a capacity of 2,429.10MW came online in 1961. New York Power Authority have the equity stakes in the project. It is located in New York, the US. Buy the profile here.
5. John Day
The John Day has been operating since 1968. The 2,160MW hydro project is located in Oregon, the US. US Army Corps of Engineers Walla Walla District have the equity stakes in this project. Buy the profile here.
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