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, 0.52% is in Chile. Listed below are the five largest active hydro power plants by capacity in Chile, 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. Ralco

The Ralco is a 690MW hydro power project located in Bio Bio, Chile. Post completion of construction, the project was commissioned in 2004. Enel Generacion Chile own the project. Buy the profile here.

2. Pehuenche

The 570MW Pehuenche hydro power project is located in Maule, Chile. Endesa has developed the project. It was commissioned in 1991. The project is owned by Empresa Electrica Pehuenche. Buy the profile here.

3. Colbun

The Colbun is a 474MW hydro project. Colbun owns the project. It was commissioned in 1985. It is located in Maule, Chile. Buy the profile here.

4. Pangue

The Pangue hydro project with a capacity of 467MW came online in 1996. The project was developed by Enel Generacion Chile. Enel Generacion Chile have the equity stakes in the project. It is located in Bio Bio, Chile. Buy the profile here.

5. El Toro

The El Toro has been operating since 1973. The 450MW hydro project is located in Bio Bio, Chile. The project has been developed by Enel Generacion Chile. Enel Generacion Chile have the equity stakes in this project. Buy the profile here.

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