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, 1.22% is in Venezuela. Listed below are the five largest active hydro power plants by capacity in Venezuela, 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. Macagua II

The Macagua II is a 2,592MW hydro power project located in Bolivar, Venezuela. Post completion of construction, the project was commissioned in 1996. The project was developed by Clark Construction Group. Electrificacion del Caroni own the project. Buy the profile here.

2. Caruachi

The 2,196MW Caruachi hydro power project is located in Bolivar, Venezuela. Dragados Canada has developed the project. It was commissioned in 2003. The project is owned by Electrificacion del Caroni. Buy the profile here.

3. La Vueltosa

The La Vueltosa is a 771MW hydro project. Compania Anonima de Administracion y Fomento Electrico owns the project. It was commissioned in 2013. The project was developed by Corporacion Electrica Nacional. It is located in Merida, Venezuela. Buy the profile here.

4. Macagua I

The Macagua I hydro project with a capacity of 480MW came online in 1959. The project was developed by Electrificacion del Caroni. Electrificacion del Caroni have the equity stakes in the project. It is located in Bolivar, Venezuela. Buy the profile here.

5. Doradas HPP

The Doradas HPP has been operating since . The 460MW hydro project is located in Tachira, Venezuela. 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.