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, 1.56% is in Vietnam. Listed below are the five largest active hydro power plants by capacity in Vietnam, 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. Son La

The Son La is a 2,400MW hydro power project located in Son La, Vietnam. Post completion of construction, the project was commissioned in 2010. Vietnam Electricity own the project. Buy the profile here.

2. Lai Chau

The 1,200MW Lai Chau hydro power project is located in Lai Chau, Vietnam. Song Da has developed the project. It was commissioned in 2015. The project is owned by Vietnam Electricity. Buy the profile here.

3. Dong Nai

The Dong Nai is a 740MW hydro project. Trung Nam; Vietnam Electricity; Vinacomin-Power Holding owns the project. It was commissioned in 2009. It is located in Lam Dong, Vietnam. Buy the profile here.

4. Huoi Quang

The Huoi Quang hydro project with a capacity of 520MW came online in 2015. The project was developed by Vietnam Electricity. Vietnam Electricity have the equity stakes in the project. It is located in Lai Chau, Vietnam. Buy the profile here.

5. Chian

The Chian has been operating since . The 420MW hydro project is located in , Vietnam. The project has been developed by Technopromexport. 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.