Top 20 largest hydropower stations

Top 20 largest hydropower stations

The top 20 largest Hydropower stations in the world.

This list is ranked according to the installed capacity of Hydropower stations. Because it is difficult to compare each Hydropower station’s specific scale, height, length, width, and volume cannot accurately reflect the Hydropower stations’ scale.

The installed capacity is a good ranking criterion because the larger the installed capacity, the larger the Hydropower stations’ scale.

The top 20 largest Hydropower stations are updated in real-time according to the installed capacity on this page. So this ranking changes dynamically.

If a new super Hydropower station is built, it will be automatically inserted into the list to keep the list correct.

20Laxiwa Dam

Laxiwa Dam aerial view

Laxiwa Dam

19Xiaowan Dam

Xiaowan Dam

Xiaowan Dam

18Bratsk Hydroelectric Power Station

Bratsk Hydroelectric Power Station

Bratsk Hydroelectric Power Station

17Jinping-II Dam

Jinping-II Dam

Jinping-II Dam

16Tarbela Dam

Tarbela Dam flood discharge

Tarbela Dam

15Churchill Falls Generating Station

Churchill Falls Generating Station

Churchill Falls Generating Station

14Robert-Bourassa Generating Station

Overview of Robert-Bourassa generating station

Robert-Bourassa Generating Station

13Nuozhadu Dam

Side of Nuozhadu Dam

Nuozhadu Dam

12Krasnoyarsk Dam

Krasnoyarsk dam beautiful scenery

Krasnoyarsk Dam

11Sayano-Shushenskaya Dam


Sayano-Shushenskaya Dam

10Longtan Dam


Longtan Dam

9Grand Coulee Dam


Grand Coulee Dam

8Xiangjiaba Dam


Xiangjiaba Dam

7Tucuruí Dam

Opened outlets of Tucurui-Dam

Tucuruí Dam

6Wudongde Dam

Wudongde Hydropower Station

Wudongde Dam

5Guri Dam


Guri Dam

4Belo Monte Dam


Belo Monte Dam

3Xiluodu Dam


Xiluodu Dam

2Itaipu Dam


Itaipu Dam

1Three Gorges Dam


Three Gorges Dam

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