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, 0.53% is in Portugal. Listed below are the five largest active hydro power plants by capacity in Portugal, 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. Venda Nova

The Venda Nova is a 927.60MW hydro power project located in Braga, Portugal. Post completion of construction, the project was commissioned in 2005. The project was developed by Energias de Portugal. Energias de Portugal own the project. Buy the profile here.

2. Alto Lindoso

The 630MW Alto Lindoso hydro power project is located in Viana do Castelo, Portugal. Energias de Portugal has developed the project. It was commissioned in 1992. The project is owned by Energias de Portugal. Buy the profile here.

3. Alqueva

The Alqueva is a 520MW hydro project. Empresa de Desenvolvimento e Infra-estruturas do Alqueva owns the project. It was commissioned in 2004. The project was developed by EDP Gestao da Producao de Energia. It is located in Beja, Portugal. Buy the profile here.

4. Bemposta

The Bemposta hydro project with a capacity of 439MW came online in 1964. The project was developed by EDP Gestao da Producao de Energia. Engie; Mirova have the equity stakes in the project. It is located in Braganca, Portugal. Buy the profile here.

5. Picote

The Picote has been operating since 1958. The 433MW hydro project is located in Braganca, Portugal. The project has been developed by Energias de Portugal. Engie; Mirova have the equity stakes in this project. Buy the profile here.

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