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, 1.90% is in France. Listed below are the five largest active hydro power plants by capacity in France, 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 Maison

The Grand Maison is a 1,800MW hydro power project located in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France. Post completion of construction, the project was commissioned in 1985. Electricite de France own the project. Buy the profile here.

2. Montezic

The 910MW Montezic hydro power project is located in Occitanie, France. It was commissioned in 1982. The project is owned by Electricite de France. Buy the profile here.

3. Revin

The Revin is a 800MW hydro project. Electricite de France owns the project. It was commissioned in 1976. The project was developed by Electricite de France. It is located in Grand Est, France. Buy the profile here.

4. Super Bissorte

The Super Bissorte hydro project with a capacity of 742MW came online in 1986. Electricite de France have the equity stakes in the project. It is located in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France. Buy the profile here.

5. Bathie La

The Bathie La has been operating since 1959. The 600MW hydro project is located in Auvergne-Rhone-Alpes, France. Electricite de France have the equity stakes in this project. Buy the profile here.

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