List of largest power stations in the world

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Three Gorges Dam, currently the largest hydroelectric power station, and the largest power producing body ever built, at 22,500 MW.

This article lists the largest power stations in the world, the ten overall and the five of each type, in terms of current installed electrical capacity. Non-renewable power stations are those that run on coal, fuel oils, nuclear, natural gas, oil shale and peat, while renewable power stations run on fuel sources such as biomass, geothermal heat, hydro, solar energy, solar heat, tides, waves and the wind. Only the most significant fuel source are listed for power stations that run on multiple sources.

At present, the largest power generating facility ever built is the Three Gorges Dam in China. The facility generates power by utilizing 32 Francis turbines each of a capacity of 700 MW and two 50 MW turbines,[1] totalling the installed capacity to 22,500 MW, more than twice the installed capacity of the largest nuclear power station, the Kashiwazaki-Kariwa (Japan) at 8,212 MW. As of 2012 no power station comparable to Three Gorges is under construction, as the largest under construction power stations are hydroelectric Xiluodu Dam (13,860 MW),[2] Baihetan Dam (13,050 MW)[3] and Belo Monte Dam (11,000 MW).[4]

Although currently only a proposal, the Grand Inga Dam in Congo would surpass all existing power stations, including the Three Gorges Dam, if construction commences as planned. The design targets to top 39,000 MW in installed capacity, nearly twice that of the Three Gorges.[5][6][7] Another proposal, Penzhin Tidal Power Plant, presumes an installed capacity up to 87,100 MW.

Top 20 largest power producing facilities[edit]

Rank Station Country Location Capacity
(MW)
Annual generation
(TWh)
Type Notes and Refs
1 Three Gorges  China 30°49′15″N 111°00′08″E / 30.82083°N 111.00222°E / 30.82083; 111.00222 (Three Gorges Dam) 22,500 92.2 (2014) Hydro [1][8]
2 Itaipu  Brazil
 Paraguay
25°24′31″S 54°35′21″W / 25.40861°S 54.58917°W / -25.40861; -54.58917 (Itaipu Dam) 14,000 98.63 (2013) Hydro [9][10][11]
3 Xiluodu  China 28°15′52″N 103°38′47″E / 28.26444°N 103.64639°E / 28.26444; 103.64639 (Xiluodu Dam) 13,860 57.1 (estimated) Hydro [12][13]
4 Guri  Venezuela 07°45′59″N 62°59′57″W / 7.76639°N 62.99917°W / 7.76639; -62.99917 (Guri Dam) 10,235 47 (average) Hydro [14]
5 Tucuruí  Brazil 03°49′53″S 49°38′36″W / 3.83139°S 49.64333°W / -3.83139; -49.64333 (Tucuruí Dam) 8,370 21.4 (1999) Hydro [9][12]
6 Kashiwazaki-Kariwa  Japan 37°25′45″N 138°35′43″E / 37.42917°N 138.59528°E / 37.42917; 138.59528 (Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant) 7,965 60.3 (1999) Nuclear [Note 1][15][16][17][18]
Suspended (Periodic Inspection)
7 Grand Coulee  United States 47°57′23″N 118°58′56″W / 47.95639°N 118.98222°W / 47.95639; -118.98222 (Grand Coulee Dam) 6,809 21 (2008) Hydro [19][20]
8 Longtan  China 25°01′38″N 107°02′51″E / 25.02722°N 107.04750°E / 25.02722; 107.04750 (Longtan Dam) 6,426 18.7 Hydro [12][21]
9 Sayano-Shushenskaya  Russia 54°49′33″N 91°22′13″E / 54.82583°N 91.37028°E / 54.82583; 91.37028 6,400 23.5 Hydro [Note 2][22]
10 Bruce  Canada 44°19′31″N 81°35′58″W / 44.32528°N 81.59944°W / 44.32528; -81.59944 (Bruce Nuclear Generating Station) 6,300 45 (2013) Nuclear [23]
11 Krasnoyarsk  Russia 55°56′05″N 92°17′40″E / 55.93472°N 92.29444°E / 55.93472; 92.29444 (Krasnoyarsk Hydroelectric Dam) 6,000 23.0 (2014) Hydro [24]
12 Hanul  South Korea 37°05′34″N 129°23′01″E / 37.09278°N 129.38361°E / 37.09278; 129.38361 (Hanul Nuclear Power Plant) 5,881 48.16 Nuclear [25][26]
13 Hanbit  South Korea 35°24′54″N 126°25′26″E / 35.41500°N 126.42389°E / 35.41500; 126.42389 (Hanbit Nuclear Power Plant) 5,875   Nuclear [25][26]
14 Zaporizhia  Ukraine 47°30′44″N 34°35′09″E / 47.51222°N 34.58583°E / 47.51222; 34.58583 (Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant) 5,700 48.16 (average) Nuclear [27]
15 Shoaiba  Saudi Arabia 20°40′48″N 39°31′24″E / 20.68000°N 39.52333°E / 20.68000; 39.52333 (Shoaiba power and desalination plant) 5,600  ? (average) Fuel oil [28]
16 Surgut-2  Russia 61°16′46″N 73°30′45″E / 61.27944°N 73.51250°E / 61.27944; 73.51250 (Surgut-2 Power Station) 5,597 39.85 (2013) Natural gas [29]
17 Taichung  Taiwan 24°12′46″N 120°28′52″E / 24.21278°N 120.48111°E / 24.21278; 120.48111 (Taichung Power Plant) 5,500 42 (average) Coal [30][31]
18 Gravelines  France 51°00′55″N 02°08′10″E / 51.01528°N 2.13611°E / 51.01528; 2.13611 (Gravelines Nuclear Power Plant) 5,460 38.5 (average) Nuclear [32]
19 Tuoketuo  China 40°11′49″N 111°21′52″E / 40.19694°N 111.36444°E / 40.19694; 111.36444 (Tuoketuo Power Plant) 5,400 33.3 Coal [33]
20 Bełchatów  Poland 51°15′59″N 19°19′50″E / 51.26639°N 19.33056°E / 51.26639; 19.33056 (Bełchatów Power Station) 5,354 28 Coal  
  1. ^ Present States of Operation (All units) Suspended (Periodic Inspection) Nuclear Regulation Authority
  2. ^ Will be fully recovered in 2014 after 2009 Sayano–Shushenskaya power station accident

Timeline of the largest power plants in the world[edit]

Held record, From To Name and location Capacity Notes
1922[34] Sir Adam Beck 1, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada 450
1969[35] 1969 St. Clair Power Plant, East China, Michigan, US 1,954
1969 Lakeview Generating Station, Mississauga, Ontario Canada 2,400
1984 2012 Itaipu, Paraná River, on the border between Brazil and Paraguay. 14,000
2012 na Three Gorges, Yichang, Hubei province, China. 22,500

Non-renewable power stations[edit]

Coal[edit]

Taichung, the largest coal-fired power station, at 7,424 MWe.
Rank Station Country Location Capacity (MW) Ref
1 Taichung  Taiwan 24°12′46″N 120°28′52″E / 24.21278°N 120.48111°E / 24.21278; 120.48111 (Taichung Power Plant) 7,424 [30][31]
2 Tuoketuo  China 40°11′49″N 111°21′52″E / 40.19694°N 111.36444°E / 40.19694; 111.36444 (Tuoketuo Power Plant) 5,400 [36]
3 Bełchatów  Poland 51°15′59″N 19°19′50″E / 51.26639°N 19.33056°E / 51.26639; 19.33056 (Bełchatów Power Station) 5,354 [37][38][39]
4= Guodian Beilun  China 29°56′37″N 121°48′57″E / 29.94361°N 121.81583°E / 29.94361; 121.81583 (Guodian Beilun Power Station) 5,000 [40]
4= Waigaoqiao  China 31°21′21″N 121°35′54″E / 31.35583°N 121.59833°E / 31.35583; 121.59833 (Waigaoqiao Power Station) 5,000 [41]
4= Guohoa Taishan  China 21°52′00″N 112°55′22″E / 21.86667°N 112.92278°E / 21.86667; 112.92278 (Guohoa Taishan Power Station) 5,000 [42]
4= Jiaxing  China 30°37′46″N 121°8′49″E / 30.62944°N 121.14694°E / 30.62944; 121.14694 (Jiaxing Power Station) 5,000 [43]
8 Paiton  Indonesia 7°42′43″S 113°34′48″E / 7.71194°S 113.58000°E / -7.71194; 113.58000 (Paiton Power Station) 4,870 [44][45]
9 Yingkou  China 40°18′17″N 122°06′17″E / 40.30472°N 122.10472°E / 40.30472; 122.10472 (Yingkou Power Station) 4,840
10 Shengtou  China 39°21′51″N 112°33′04″E / 39.36417°N 112.55111°E / 39.36417; 112.55111 (Shengtou Power Station) 4,600

Fuel oil[edit]

Peterhead, the fifth largest fuel oil-fired power station at 2,177 MWe
Rank Station Country Location Capacity (MW) Ref
1 Shoaiba  Saudi Arabia 20°40′48″N 139°31′24″E / 20.68000°N 139.52333°E / 20.68000; 139.52333 (Shoaiba power and desalination plant) 5,600 [28]
2 Kashima  Japan 35°52′47″N 140°41′22″E / 35.87972°N 140.68944°E / 35.87972; 140.68944 (Kashima Power Station) 4,400 [46]
3 Hirono  Japan 37°14′18″N 141°01′04″E / 37.23833°N 141.01778°E / 37.23833; 141.01778 (Hirono Power Station) 3,800 [47]
4 Surgut-1  Russia 61°16′46″N 73°29′20″E / 61.27944°N 73.48889°E / 61.27944; 73.48889 (Surgut-1 Power Station) 3,268 [48]
5 Peterhead  United Kingdom 57°28′38″N 01°47′20″W / 57.47722°N 1.78889°W / 57.47722; -1.78889 (Peterhead Power Station) 2,177 [49]

Natural gas[edit]

Surgut-2, the largest natural gas power station at 5,600 MWe.
Rank Station Country Location Capacity (MW) Ref
1 Surgut-2  Russia 61°16′46″N 73°30′45″E / 61.27944°N 73.51250°E / 61.27944; 73.51250 (Surgut-2 Power Station) 5,597 [29][50]
2 Jebel Ali  United Arab Emirates 25°03′35″N 55°07′02″E / 25.05972°N 55.11722°E / 25.05972; 55.11722 (Jebel Ali Power Station) 5,163 [51]
3 Futtsu  Japan 35°20′35″N 139°50′02″E / 35.34306°N 139.83389°E / 35.34306; 139.83389 (Futtsu Power Station) 5,040 [47]
4 Kawagoe  Japan 35°00′25″N 136°41′20″E / 35.00694°N 136.68889°E / 35.00694; 136.68889 (Chita Power Station) 4,802 [50]
5 Higashi-Niigata  Japan 4,600 [52]
6 Tatan  Taiwan 25°01′34″N 121°02′50″E / 25.02611°N 121.04722°E / 25.02611; 121.04722 (Tatan Power Plant) 4,272 [53]
7 Himeji  Japan   3,992 [54]
8 Chita  Japan 34°59′12″N 136°50′37″E / 34.98667°N 136.84361°E / 34.98667; 136.84361 (Chita Power Station) 3,966 [55]
9 Chiba  Japan 35°33′57″N 140°06′20″E / 35.56583°N 140.10556°E / 35.56583; 140.10556 (Chiba Power Station) 3,882 [47]
10 Anegasaki  Japan 35°29′06″N 140°01′00″E / 35.48500°N 140.01667°E / 35.48500; 140.01667 (Anegasaki Power Station) 3,606 [47]

Nuclear[edit]

Kashiwazaki-Kariwa, the largest nuclear power station at 7,965 MWe (not currently operating)
Rank Station Country Location Capacity (MW) Ref
1 Kashiwazaki-Kariwa  Japan 37°25′45″N 138°35′43″E / 37.42917°N 138.59528°E / 37.42917; 138.59528 (Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant) 7,965 [16][17][18]
2 Bruce  Canada 44°19′31″N 81°35′58″W / 44.32528°N 81.59944°W / 44.32528; -81.59944 (Bruce Nuclear Generating Station) 6,232 [56][57]
3 Zaporizhia  Ukraine 47°30′44″N 34°35′09″E / 47.51222°N 34.58583°E / 47.51222; 34.58583 (Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Plant) 6,000 [27][58]
4 Hanul  South Korea 37°05′34″N 129°23′01″E / 37.09278°N 129.38361°E / 37.09278; 129.38361 (Uljin Nuclear Power Plant) 5,881 [26]
5 Hanbit  South Korea 35°24′54″N 126°25′26″E / 35.41500°N 126.42389°E / 35.41500; 126.42389 (Hanbit Nuclear Power Plant) 5,875 [26]
6 Gravelines  France 51°00′55″N 02°08′10″E / 51.01528°N 2.13611°E / 51.01528; 2.13611 (Gravelines Nuclear Power Station) 5,460 [32]
7 Paluel  France 49°51′29″N 00°38′08″E / 49.85806°N 0.63556°E / 49.85806; 0.63556 (Paluel Nuclear Power Plant) 5,320 [32]
8 Cattenom  France 49°24′57″N 06°13′05″E / 49.41583°N 6.21806°E / 49.41583; 6.21806 (Cattenom Nuclear Power Station) 5,200 [32]
9 Ōi  Japan 35°32′26″N 135°39′07″E / 35.54056°N 135.65194°E / 35.54056; 135.65194 (Ōi Nuclear Power Station) 4,494 [18]
10 Fukushima Daini  Japan 37°19′10″N 141°01′16″E / 37.31944°N 141.02111°E / 37.31944; 141.02111 (Fukushima Daini Nuclear Power Plant) 4,268 [18]


Oil shale[edit]

Eesti Power Station, the largest oil shale-fired power station at 1,615 MW.
See also: Oil shale
Rank Station Country Location Capacity (MW) Ref
1 Eesti  Estonia 59°16′10″N 27°54′08″E / 59.26944°N 27.90222°E / 59.26944; 27.90222 (Eesti Power Plant) 1,615 [59][60]
2 Balti  Estonia 59°21′12″N 28°07′22″E / 59.35333°N 28.12278°E / 59.35333; 28.12278 (Narva Power Plant) 765 [59][60]
3 Huadian  China 100 [61]
4 Mishor Rotem  Israel 31°03′19″N 35°11′04″E / 31.05528°N 35.18444°E / 31.05528; 35.18444 (Mishor Rotem Power Station) 13
5 Dotternhausen Rohrbach Zement Factory  Germany   9.9 [62]

Peat[edit]

Shatura, largest peat-fired power station at 1,500 MW.
See also: Peat
Rank Station Country Location Capacity (MW) Ref
1 Shatura  Russia 55°35′00″N 39°33′40″E / 55.58333°N 39.56111°E / 55.58333; 39.56111 (Shatura Power Station) 1,500[note 1]
2 Kirov  Russia 58°37′16″N 49°35′47″E / 58.62111°N 49.59639°E / 58.62111; 49.59639 (Kirov Power Station) 300 [63]
3 Keljonlahti  Finland 62°11′33″N 25°44′14″E / 62.19250°N 25.73722°E / 62.19250; 25.73722 (Keljonlahti Power Station) 209 [64]
4 Toppila  Finland 65°02′13″N 25°29′17″E / 65.03694°N 25.48806°E / 65.03694; 25.48806 (Toppila Power Station) 190 [64]
5 Haapavesi  Finland 64°07′19″N 25°24′47″E / 64.12194°N 25.41306°E / 64.12194; 25.41306 (Haapavesi Power Station) 154 [65]
6 West Offaly  Ireland 53°16′22″N 08°02′20″W / 53.27278°N 8.03889°W / 53.27278; -8.03889 (West Offaly Power Station) 150 [66]
7 Edenderry  Ireland 53°17′27″N 07°05′13″W / 53.29083°N 7.08694°W / 53.29083; -7.08694 (Edenderry Power Station) 120 [67]
8 Lough Ree  Ireland 53°40′28″N 07°59′02″E / 53.67444°N 7.98389°E / 53.67444; 7.98389 (Lough Ree Power Station) 100 [66]
9 Väo  Estonia 59°26′14″N 24°54′23″E / 59.43722°N 24.90639°E / 59.43722; 24.90639 (Väo Power Plant) 25 [68]
  1. ^ Natural gas primary fuel (78,0 %), peat secondary (11,5 %)

Renewable power stations[edit]

Biomass[edit]

Tilbury B Power Station, since 2011 the largest biofuel power station at 750 MWe.
Rank Station Country Geographic coordinate system Capacity (MW) Ref
1 Tilbury B  United Kingdom 51°27′18″N 0°23′30″E / 51.45500°N 0.39167°E / 51.45500; 0.39167 (Tilbury B Power Station) 750[note 1] wood pellet [69][70]
2 Drax  United Kingdom 53°44′9″N 0°59′47″W / 53.73583°N 0.99639°W / 53.73583; -0.99639 (Drax power station) 660 wood pellet [70]
3 Ironbridge B  United Kingdom 52°37′48″N 2°30′43″E / 52.63000°N 2.51194°E / 52.63000; 2.51194 (Ironbridge B Power Station) 600 wood pellet [70]
4 Alholmens Kraft  Finland 63°42′07″N 22°42′35″E / 63.70194°N 22.70972°E / 63.70194; 22.70972 (Alholmens Kraft Power Station) 265 forest residue [71]
5 Maasvlakte 3  Netherlands 51°54′45″N 4°1′16″E / 51.91250°N 4.02111°E / 51.91250; 4.02111 (Maasvlakte 3 Power Station) 220[note 2] biomass [70]
6 Połaniec  Poland 50°08′05″N 21°20′14″E / 50.13472°N 21.33722°E / 50.13472; 21.33722 (Połaniec Power Station) 205 woodchips [70]
7 Atikokan Generating Station  Canada 205 biomass [72]
8 Rodenhuize  Belgium 51°8′4.88″N 3°46′35.94″E / 51.1346889°N 3.7766500°E / 51.1346889; 3.7766500 (Rodenhuize Power Station) 180 wood pellet [73]
9 Ashdown Paper Mill  United States 157 black liquor [74]
10 Wisapower  Finland 150 [70]
  1. ^ stopped production in 2013
  2. ^ installed capacity is 1100 MW with cofiring 80% coal and 20% biomass

Geothermal[edit]

Hellisheidi Power Station, the 3rd largest geothermal power station at 303 MWe.
Rank Station Country Location Capacity (MW) Ref
1 The Geysers  United States 64°02′14″N 21°24′03″W / 64.03722°N 21.40083°W / 64.03722; -21.40083 (Hellisheidi Power Station) 1,808 [75]
2 Cerro Prieto  Mexico 32°23′57″N 115°14′19″W / 32.39917°N 115.23861°W / 32.39917; -115.23861 (Cerro Prieto Geothermal Power Station) 958 [76][77][78]
3 Hellisheiði  Iceland 64°02′14″N 21°24′03″W / 64.03722°N 21.40083°W / 64.03722; -21.40083 (Hellisheidi Power Station) 303
4 Olkaria  Kenya 260
5 Darajat  Indonesia 255
6 Malitbog  Philippines 11°09′07″N 124°38′58″E / 11.15194°N 124.64944°E / 11.15194; 124.64944 (Wayang Windu Geothermal Power Station) 233 [79]
7 Wayang Windu  Indonesia 07°12′00″S 107°37′30″E / 7.20000°S 107.62500°E / -7.20000; 107.62500 (Wayang Windu Geothermal Power Station) 227 [80]
8 Kamojang  Indonesia 203
9 Navy  United States 240 [75]

Hydroelectric[edit]

Conventional[edit]

Rank Station Country Location Capacity (MW) Ref
1 Three Gorges  China 30°49′15″N 111°00′08″E / 30.82083°N 111.00222°E / 30.82083; 111.00222 (Three Gorges Dam) 22,500 [1]
2 Itaipu  Brazil
 Paraguay
25°24′31″S 54°35′21″W / 25.40861°S 54.58917°W / -25.40861; -54.58917 (Itaipu Dam) 14,000 [9][10]
3 Xiluodu  China 28°15′52″N 103°38′47″E / 28.26444°N 103.64639°E / 28.26444; 103.64639 (Xiluodu Dam) 13,860 [81]
4 Guri  Venezuela 07°45′59″N 62°59′57″W / 7.76639°N 62.99917°W / 7.76639; -62.99917 (Guri Dam) 10,235 [14]
5 Tucuruí  Brazil 03°49′53″S 49°38′36″W / 3.83139°S 49.64333°W / -3.83139; -49.64333 (Tucuruí Dam) 8,370
6 Grand Coulee  United States 47°57′23″N 118°58′56″W / 47.95639°N 118.98222°W / 47.95639; -118.98222 (Grand Coulee Dam) 6,809 [19]
7 Longtan  China 25°01′38″N 107°02′51″E / 25.02722°N 107.04750°E / 25.02722; 107.04750 (Longtan Dam) 6,426 [82]
8 Sayano-Shushenskaya  Russia 52°49′31″N 91°22′15″E / 52.82528°N 91.37083°E / 52.82528; 91.37083 (Sayano–Shushenskaya Dam) 6,400
9 Krasnoyarsk  Russia 55°56′05″N 92°17′40″E / 55.93472°N 92.29444°E / 55.93472; 92.29444 (Krasnoyarsk Hydroelectric Dam) 6,000 [83]
10 Robert-Bourassa  Canada 53°47′43″N 77°26′26″W / 53.79528°N 77.44056°W / 53.79528; -77.44056 (Robert-Bourassa GS) 5,616

Pumped-storage[edit]

Upper reservoir of Okutataragi Pumped Storage Power Station at 1,932 MW.
Rank Station Country Location Capacity (MW) Ref
1 Bath County  United States 38°12′32″N 79°48′00″W / 38.20889°N 79.80000°W / 38.20889; -79.80000 (Bath County Pumped-storage Station) 3,003 [84]
2 Huizhou  China 23°16′07″N 114°18′50″E / 23.26861°N 114.31389°E / 23.26861; 114.31389 (Huizhou Pumped Storage Power Station) 2,448 [85]
3 Guangdong  China 23°45′52″N 113°57′12″E / 23.76444°N 113.95333°E / 23.76444; 113.95333 (Guangzhou Pumped Storage Power Station) 2,400 [86][87]
4 Okutataragi  Japan 35°14′13″N 134°49′55″E / 35.23694°N 134.83194°E / 35.23694; 134.83194 (Okutataragi Hydroelectric Power Station) 1,932
5 Ludington  United States 43°53′37″N 86°26′43″W / 43.89361°N 86.44528°W / 43.89361; -86.44528 (Ludington Pumped Storage Power Plant) 1,872 [88]

Run-of-the-river[edit]

Chief Joseph, the largest run-of-the-river hydroelectric power station at 2,620 MW.
Rank Station Country Location Capacity (MW) Ref
1 Chief Joseph  United States 47°59′43″N 119°38′00″W / 47.99528°N 119.63333°W / 47.99528; -119.63333 (Chief Joseph Dam) 2,620
2 John Day  United States 45°52′49″N 120°41′40″W / 45.88028°N 120.69444°W / 45.88028; -120.69444 (John Day Dam) 2,160 [89]
3 Beauharnois  Canada 45°18′50″N 73°54′32″W / 45.31389°N 73.90889°W / 45.31389; -73.90889 (Beauharnois Pumped-storage Station) 1,903 [90]
4 The Dalles  United States 45°36′44″N 121°08′04″W / 45.61222°N 121.13444°W / 45.61222; -121.13444 (The Dalles Dam) 1,779.8 [89]
5 Nathpa Jhakri  India 31°33′50″N 77°58′49″E / 31.56389°N 77.98028°E / 31.56389; 77.98028 (Nathpa Jhakri Dam) 1,500 [91]

Tide[edit]

Rance, second largest tidal power station at 240 MW.
Rank Station Country Location Capacity (MW) Ref
1 Sihwa Lake  South Korea 37°18′47″N 126°36′46″E / 37.31306°N 126.61278°E / 37.31306; 126.61278 (Sihwa Lake Tidal Power Station) 254
2 Rance  France 48°37′05″N 02°01′24″W / 48.61806°N 2.02333°W / 48.61806; -2.02333 (Rance Tidal Power Station) 240
3 Annapolis Royal  Canada 44°45′07″N 65°30′40″W / 44.75194°N 65.51111°W / 44.75194; -65.51111 (Annapolis Royal Generating Station) 20
4 Jiangxia  China 28°20′34″N 121°14′25″E / 28.34278°N 121.24028°E / 28.34278; 121.24028 (Jiangxia Tidal Power Station) 3.9 [92]
5 Kislaya Guba  Russia 69°22′37″N 33°04′34″E / 69.37694°N 33.07611°E / 69.37694; 33.07611 (Kislaya Guba Tidal Power Station) 1.7

Solar power[edit]

Flat-panel photovoltaic[edit]

Finsterwalde, one of the largest PV power stations at 80.7 MW.
Rank Station Country Location Capacity (MW) Ref
1 Topaz  United States 35°23′N 120°4′W / 35.383°N 120.067°W / 35.383; -120.067 (Topaz Solar Farm) 300[note 1] [93][94]
2 Agua Caliente  United States 32°57′20″N 113°29′40″W / 32.95556°N 113.49444°W / 32.95556; -113.49444 (Agua Caliente) 251.3 [95][96]
3 California Valley Solar Ranch  United States 35°20′N 119°55′W / 35.333°N 119.917°W / 35.333; -119.917 (California Valley Solar Ranch) 250 [97][98][99]
4 Charanka  India 23°54′00″N 71°11′00″E / 23.90000°N 71.18333°E / 23.90000; 71.18333 (Charanka Solar Park) 214
5 Huanghe Hydropower Golmud  China 36°22′00″N 95°15′00″E / 36.36667°N 95.25000°E / 36.36667; 95.25000 (Golmud Solar Park) 200 [100][101][102]
  1. ^ Installed capacity as of January 2014. The final capacity will be 550 MW.

Concentrated photovoltaic[edit]

Sevilla, the fifth largest CPV power station at 1.2 MW.
Rank Station Country Location Capacity (MW) Ref
1 Alamosa  United States   37 [103]
2 Navarra  Spain   7.8 [104]
3 Hatch  United States   5 [105]
4 Casaquemada  Spain   1.9
5 Sevilla  Spain 37°25′18″N 06°15′25″W / 37.42167°N 6.25694°W / 37.42167; -6.25694 (Sevilla Photovoltaic Power Plant) 1.2
6 (tie) Victor Valley College CPV  United States 34°28′31″N 117°15′46″W / 34.47528°N 117.26278°W / 34.47528; -117.26278 (Victor Valley College CPV Farm) 1
6 (tie) Questa  United States 36°42′31″N 105°37′09″W / 36.70861°N 105.61917°W / 36.70861; -105.61917 (Questa Photovoltaic Power Plant) 1 [106]

Concentrated solar thermal[edit]

Solnova, one of the largest CSP power station at 150 MWe.
Rank Station Country Location Capacity (MW) Ref
1 Ivanpah  United States 35°34′N 115°28′W / 35.567°N 115.467°W / 35.567; -115.467 (Ivanpah Solar Power Facility) 377 [107]
2 SEGS  United States 35°01′54″N 117°20′53″W / 35.03167°N 117.34806°W / 35.03167; -117.34806 (Solar Energy Generating Systems) 354 [108]
3 Solana  United States 32°55′N 112°58′W / 32.917°N 112.967°W / 32.917; -112.967 (Solana Generating Station) 280 [109]
4 Genesis  United States 33°38′38″N 114°59′17″W / 33.64389°N 114.98806°W / 33.64389; -114.98806 (Genesis Solar) 250 [110]
5 Solaben  Spain 39°13′29″N 5°23′26″W / 39.22472°N 5.39056°W / 39.22472; -5.39056 (Solaben Solar Power Station) 200
6 Solnova  Spain 37°25′00″N 06°17′20″W / 37.41667°N 6.28889°W / 37.41667; -6.28889 (Solnova Solar Power Station) 150
6 Andasol  Spain 37°13′43″N 03°04′07″W / 37.22861°N 3.06861°W / 37.22861; -3.06861 (Andasol Solar Power Station) 150 [111][112]
6 Extresol  Spain 38°39′N 6°44′W / 38.650°N 6.733°W / 38.650; -6.733 (Extresol Solar Power Station) 150 [113][114]
9 Palma del Rio  Spain 37°38′N 5°15′W / 37.633°N 5.250°W / 37.633; -5.250 (Palma del Rio Solar Power Station) 100 [113]
9 Manchasol  Spain 39°11′N 3°18′W / 39.183°N 3.300°W / 39.183; -3.300 (Manchasol Power Station) 100 [113]
9 Valle  Spain 36°39′N 5°50′W / 36.650°N 5.833°W / 36.650; -5.833 (Valle Solar Power Station) 100 [113][115]

Wave[edit]

Aguçadoura, the largest wave farm at 2.25 MW.
Rank Station Country Location Capacity (MW) Ref
1 Aguçadoura  Portugal 41°25′57″N 08°50′33″W / 41.43250°N 8.84250°W / 41.43250; -8.84250 (Aguçadoura Wave Farm) 2.25 [116][117]
2 Islay Limpet  United Kingdom 55°41′24″N 06°31′15″W / 55.69000°N 6.52083°W / 55.69000; -6.52083 (Islay Limpet) 0.5 [118][119]
3 Mutriku Breakwater  Spain 43°18′26″N 2°23′6″W / 43.30722°N 2.38500°W / 43.30722; -2.38500 0.3 [120][121][122]
4 SDE Sea  Israel 32°05′59″N 34°46′24″E / 32.09972°N 34.77333°E / 32.09972; 34.77333 (SDE Sea Waves Power Plant) 0.04 [123]

Wind[edit]

See also: Wind power

Onshore[edit]

Shepherds Flat Wind Farm, the fourth largest wind farm at 845 MW.
Rank Station Country Location Capacity (MW) Ref
1 Gansu  China 40°12′00″N 96°54′00″W / 40.20000°N 96.90000°W / 40.20000; -96.90000 (Gansu Wind Farm) 5,160 [124]
2 Jaisalmer  India 26°55′12″N 70°54′00″E / 26.92000°N 70.90000°E / 26.92000; 70.90000 (Jaisalmer Wind Park) 1,064 [124]
3 Alta  United States 35°1′16″N 118°19′14″W / 35.02111°N 118.32056°W / 35.02111; -118.32056 (Alta Wind Energy Center) 1,020 [124]
4 Shepherds Flat  United States 45°42′00″N 120°03′36″W / 45.70000°N 120.06000°W / 45.70000; -120.06000 (Shepherds Flat Wind Farm) 845 [125]
5 Roscoe  United States 32°26′41″N 100°34′23″W / 32.44472°N 100.57306°W / 32.44472; -100.57306 (Roscoe Wind Farm) 781.5 [126][127]
6 Horse Hollow  United States 32°19′00″N 99°59′59″W / 32.31667°N 99.99972°W / 32.31667; -99.99972 (Horse Hollow Wind Energy Center) 735.5 [128][129]
7 Capricorn Ridge  United States 31°54′08″N 100°53′56″W / 31.90222°N 100.89889°W / 31.90222; -100.89889 (Capricorn Ridge Wind Farm) 662.5 [130]

Offshore[edit]

Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm, one of the largest offshore wind farm at 315 MW
Rank Station Country Location Capacity (MW) Ref
1 London Array  United Kingdom 51°38′38″N 1°33′13″E / 51.64389°N 1.55361°E / 51.64389; 1.55361 (London Array) 630 [131]
2 Greater Gabbard  United Kingdom 51°52′48″N 1°56′24″E / 51.88000°N 1.94000°E / 51.88000; 1.94000 (Greater Gabbard wind farm) 504 [132]
3 Anholt  Denmark 56°36′00″N 11°12′36″E / 56.60000°N 11.21000°E / 56.60000; 11.21000 (Anholt Offshore Wind Farm) 400 [133][134]
4 BARD Offshore 1  Germany 54°22′N 5°59′E / 54.367°N 5.983°E / 54.367; 5.983 (BARD Offshore 1) 400 [135][136]
5 Walney  United Kingdom 54°2′38″N 3°31′19″W / 54.04389°N 3.52194°W / 54.04389; -3.52194 (Walney Wind Farm) 367 [137][138]
6 Thorntonbank  Belgium 51°33′00″N 2°56′00″E / 51.55000°N 2.93333°E / 51.55000; 2.93333 (Thorntonbank phases 1&2&3) 325 [139][140]
7 Sheringham Shoal  United Kingdom 53°7′N 1°8′E / 53.117°N 1.133°E / 53.117; 1.133 (Sheringham Shoal Offshore Wind Farm) 315 [141][142]
8 Thanet  United Kingdom 51°25′50″N 1°37′59″E / 51.43056°N 1.63306°E / 51.43056; 1.63306 (Thanet Wind Farm) 300 [143][144]
9 Lincs  United Kingdom 53°11′00″N 00°29′00″E / 53.18333°N 0.48333°E / 53.18333; 0.48333 (Lincs Wind Farm) 270 [145]
10 Horns Rev 2  Denmark 55°36′00″N 7°35′24″E / 55.60000°N 7.59000°E / 55.60000; 7.59000 (Horns Rev 2) 209 [146]

List of largest power station and unit within each country[edit]

The following table lists the largest operating power station, and the largest single generating unit within each country.

Country Largest facility Capacity
(MW)
Fuel type Location Largest unit
(name of power station)
Unit capacity
(MW)
Fuel type Location Refs
Afghanistan Afghanistan Naghlu 100 Hydro 34°38′28″N 69°43′01″E / 34.64111°N 69.71694°E / 34.64111; 69.71694 (Naghlu Dam)         [147]
Algeria Algeria Hadjret En-Nouss 1,260 Gas 36°34′36″N 02°04′47″E / 36.57667°N 2.07972°E / 36.57667; 2.07972 (Hadjret En-Nouss CCGT Power Plant) Skikda 440 Gas 36°52′44″N 06°56′12″E / 36.87889°N 6.93667°E / 36.87889; 6.93667 (SKS Skikda CCGT Power Plant) [148][149]
Argentina Argentina Yacyretá 4,050 Hydro 27°28′58″S 56°43′30″W / 27.48278°S 56.72500°W / -27.48278; -56.72500 (Yacyreta Dam) Embalse 648 Nuclear 32°13′54″S 64°26′38″W / 32.23167°S 64.44389°W / -32.23167; -64.44389 (Embalse Nuclear Power Plant) [150][151][152]
Australia Australia Eraring 2,880 Coal 33°03′44″S 151°31′13″E / 33.06222°S 151.52028°E / -33.06222; 151.52028 (Eraring Power Station) Kogan Creek 750 Coal 26°54′59″S 150°44′57″E / 26.91639°S 150.74917°E / -26.91639; 150.74917 (Kogan Creek Power Station) [153][154]
Austria Austria Simmering 1,700 Gas 48°10′52″N 16°26′06″E / 48.18111°N 16.43500°E / 48.18111; 16.43500 (Simmering Power Station) Dürnrohr 405 Coal 48°19′32″N 15°55′25″E / 48.32556°N 15.92361°E / 48.32556; 15.92361 (Dürnrohr Creek Power Station) [155][156]
Bangladesh Bangladesh Ghorasal 950 Gas 23°58′47″N 90°38′13″E / 23.97972°N 90.63694°E / 23.97972; 90.63694 (Ghorasal Gas Power Plant) Meghnaghat 450 Gas 23°36′29″N 90°36′4″E / 23.60806°N 90.60111°E / 23.60806; 90.60111 (Ghorasal Gas Power Plant) [157][158]
Belgium Belgium Doel 2,919 Nuclear 51°19′29″N 04°15′31″E / 51.32472°N 4.25861°E / 51.32472; 4.25861 (Doel Nuclear Power Plant) Tihange Unit 3 1,065 Nuclear 50°32′5″N 5°16′21″E / 50.53472°N 5.27250°E / 50.53472; 5.27250 (Tihange Nuclear Power Station) [159][160]
Brazil Brazil Itaipu 14,000 Hydro 25°24′31″S 54°35′21″W / 25.40861°S 54.58917°W / -25.40861; -54.58917 (Itaipu Dam) Angra II 1,350 Nuclear 23°00′30″S 44°27′26″W / 23.00833°S 44.45722°W / -23.00833; -44.45722 (Angra Nuclear Power Plant) [161]
Burma Burma Yeywa 790 Hydro  21°41′20″N 96°25′17″E / 21.68889°N 96.42139°E / 21.68889; 96.42139 (Yeywa Dam) Yeywa 197 Hydro   [162]
Canada Canada Bruce 6,300 Nuclear 44°19′31″N 81°35′58″W / 44.32528°N 81.59944°W / 44.32528; -81.59944 Darlington 881 Nuclear 43°52′09″N 78°43′27″W / 43.86917°N 78.72417°W / 43.86917; -78.72417 [56][57][163]
Chile Chile Ventanas 875 Coal 32°45′04″S 71°28′57″W / 32.75111°S 71.48250°W / -32.75111; -71.48250 Atacama 370 Gas    
China China Three Gorges 22,500 Hydro 30°49′15″N 111°00′08″E / 30.82083°N 111.00222°E / 30.82083; 111.00222 (Three Gorges Dam) Taishan (under construction) 1,750 Nuclear 21°55′04″N 112°58′55″E / 21.91778°N 112.98194°E / 21.91778; 112.98194 (Taishan Nuclear Power Plant) [164]
Colombia Colombia San Carlos 1,240 Hydro  6°12′39″N 74°50′26″W / 6.21083°N 74.84056°W / 6.21083; -74.84056 (San Carlos Hydroelectric Power Plant)    
Czech Republic Czech Republic Temelín 2,030 Nuclear 49°10′48″N 14°22′34″E / 49.18000°N 14.37611°E / 49.18000; 14.37611 (Temelín Nuclear Power Station) Temelín 1,015 Nuclear   [165]
Democratic Republic of the Congo DR Congo Inga II 1,424 Hydro 5°31′36″S 13°37′14″E / 5.52667°S 13.62056°E / -5.52667; 13.62056 (Inga II Power Station)         [166]
Denmark Denmark Asnæs 1,057 Coal 53°39′41″N 11°04′44″E / 53.66139°N 11.07889°E / 53.66139; 11.07889          
Egypt Egypt Aswan 2,100 Hydro   El-Kureimat 650 Gas    
Ethiopia Ethiopia Beles 460 Hydro 11°49′10″N 36°55′08″E / 11.81944°N 36.91889°E / 11.81944; 36.91889 (Beles Hydroelectric Power Plant)          
France France Gravelines 5,460 Nuclear 51°00′55″N 02°08′10″E / 51.01528°N 2.13611°E / 51.01528; 2.13611 Flamanville (Unit 3 – under construction) 1,600 Nuclear 49°32′11″N 01°52′54″W / 49.53639°N 1.88167°W / 49.53639; -1.88167 [32]
Germany Germany Jänschwalde 3,000 Coal            
Ghana Ghana Akosombo 1,020 Hydro 61°17′59″N 00°03′34″E / 61.29972°N 0.05944°E / 61.29972; 0.05944          
Hong Kong Hong Kong Castle Peak 4,108 Coal 22°22′32″N 113°55′12″E / 22.37556°N 113.92000°E / 22.37556; 113.92000 (Castle Peak Power Station)          
India India Mundra 4,620 Coal 22°49′22″N 69°33′10″E / 22.82278°N 69.55278°E / 22.82278; 69.55278 (Mundra Thermal Power Station) Kudankulam 1,000 Nuclear 08°10′03″N 77°42′46″E / 8.16750°N 77.71278°E / 8.16750; 77.71278 (Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant) [167]
Indonesia Indonesia Suralaya 4,025 Coal 26°46′52″S 151°54′54″E / 26.78111°S 151.91500°E / -26.78111; 151.91500 (Suralaya Power Station) Paiton 850 Coal    
Iran Iran Damavand 2,868 Gas         [168][169]
Iraq Iraq Al-Shemal 2,100 Oil            
Israel Israel Orot Rabin 2,590 Coal  32°28′12″N 34°53′16″E / 32.47000°N 34.88778°E / 32.47000; 34.88778 (Orot Rabin) Rutenberg 575 Coal  31°37′48″N 34°31′18″E / 31.63000°N 34.52167°E / 31.63000; 34.52167 (Rutenberg Power Station)  
Italy Italy Alessandro Volta 3,600 Gas 42°21′33″N 11°31′47″E / 42.35917°N 11.52972°E / 42.35917; 11.52972 (Alessandro Volta Power Plant)          
Japan Japan Kashiwazaki-Kariwa 8,212 Nuclear 37°25′45″N 138°35′43″E / 37.42917°N 138.59528°E / 37.42917; 138.59528 (Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant) Hekinan Power Station 1,000 Coal 34°50′07″N 136°57′39″E / 34.83528°N 136.96083°E / 34.83528; 136.96083 (Hekinan Power Station) [170]
Kenya Kenya Gitaru 225 Hydro 00°47′48″S 37°44′50″E / 0.79667°S 37.74722°E / -0.79667; 37.74722 (Gitaru Hydroelectric Power Station)         [171]
Latvia Latvia Pļaviņas 883.5 Hydro 56°35′00″N 25°14′30″E / 56.58333°N 25.24167°E / 56.58333; 25.24167 (Pļaviņas Hydroelectric Power Station)          
Malaysia Malaysia Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz 2,420 Gas   Tuanku Jaafar 750 Gas 02°31′59″N 101°47′28″E / 2.53306°N 101.79111°E / 2.53306; 101.79111 (Tuanku Jaafar Power Station) [172]
Mexico Mexico Manuel Moreno Torres 2,430 Hydro 16°56′30″N 93°06′02″W / 16.94167°N 93.10056°W / 16.94167; -93.10056 (Manuel Moreno Torres) Laguna Verde 665 Nuclear   [173]
Morocco Morocco Jorf Lasfar 1,356 Coal 33°06′17″N 08°38′12″W / 33.10472°N 8.63667°W / 33.10472; -8.63667          
Mozambique Mozambique Cahora Bassa 2,075 Hydro 15°35′09″S 32°42′17″E / 15.58583°S 32.70472°E / -15.58583; 32.70472 (Cahora Bassa Dam)    
Nepal Nepal Kali Gandaki 144 Hydro            
Netherlands Netherlands Claus 1,900 Gas 51°09′21″N 05°54′25″E / 51.15583°N 5.90694°E / 51.15583; 5.90694 (Claus Power Station)          
New Zealand New Zealand Huntly 950 Coal/Gas 37°32′38″S 175°9′10″E / 37.54389°S 175.15278°E / -37.54389; 175.15278 (Huntly Power Station) Huntly Unit 5 400 Gas 37°32′38″S 175°9′10″E / 37.54389°S 175.15278°E / -37.54389; 175.15278 (Huntly Power Station)
Nigeria Nigeria Egbin 1,320 Gas 06°33′48″N 03°36′55″E / 6.56333°N 3.61528°E / 6.56333; 3.61528          
Norway Norway Kvilldal 1,240 Hydro            
Pakistan Pakistan Tarbela 3,478 Hydro 34°05′23″N 72°41′54″E / 34.08972°N 72.69833°E / 34.08972; 72.69833 (Tarbela Dam)          
Paraguay Paraguay Itaipu 14,000 Hydro 25°24′31″S 54°35′21″W / 25.40861°S 54.58917°W / -25.40861; -54.58917 (Itaipu Dam)          
Peru Peru Montaro-Tablachaca 1,008 Hydro   Ventanilla 185 Gas   [174]
Philippines Philippines Santa Rita 1,500 Gas 13°46′13″N 121°02′06″E / 13.77028°N 121.03500°E / 13.77028; 121.03500 (Santa Rita San Lorenzo CCGT) Sual 647 Coal 16°07′27″N 120°06′04″E / 16.12417°N 120.10111°E / 16.12417; 120.10111 (Sual Power Station) [175][176]
Poland Poland Bełchatów 5,354 Coal 51°15′59″N 19°19′50″E / 51.26639°N 19.33056°E / 51.26639; 19.33056 (Bełchatów Power Plant) Bełchatów 858 Coal 51°15′59″N 19°19′50″E / 51.26639°N 19.33056°E / 51.26639; 19.33056 (Bełchatów Power Plant)  
Qatar Qatar Ras Qartas 2,730 Gas 25°56′13″N 51°31′20″E / 25.93694°N 51.52222°E / 25.93694; 51.52222 (Ras Qartas Energy Plant)          
Romania Romania Turceni 2,640 Coal 44°40′11″N 23°24′28″E / 44.66972°N 23.40778°E / 44.66972; 23.40778 (Turceni Power Station) Cernavodă Nuclear Power Plant 706 Nuclear    
Russia Russia Sayano–Shushenskaya 6,400 Hydro 54°49′33″N 91°22′13″E / 54.82583°N 91.37028°E / 54.82583; 91.37028         [22]
Rwanda Rwanda Nyabarongo 28 Hydro  2°15′36″S 29°36′00″E / 2.26000°S 29.60000°E / -2.26000; 29.60000          
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Shoaiba 5,600 Fuel Oil 20°40′48″N 139°31′24″E / 20.68000°N 139.52333°E / 20.68000; 139.52333 (Shoaiba power and desalination plant)    
Singapore Singapore Tuas 1,470 Gas 01°17′20″N 103°38′29″E / 1.28889°N 103.64139°E / 1.28889; 103.64139 (Tuas Power Station) Tuas 600 Oil 01°17′20″N 103°38′29″E / 1.28889°N 103.64139°E / 1.28889; 103.64139 (Tuas Power Station) [177][178]
South Africa South Africa Kendal 4,116 Coal 26°05′24″S 28°58′17″E / 26.09000°S 28.97139°E / -26.09000; 28.97139 (Kendal Power Station) Koeberg 930 Nuclear   [179]
South Korea South Korea Hanul 5,906 Nuclear 37°05′34″N 129°23′01″E / 37.09278°N 129.38361°E / 37.09278; 129.38361 (Ulchin Nuclear Power Plant)         [25][26]
Spain Spain Almaraz 2,017 Nuclear 39°48′29″N 05°41′49″W / 39.80806°N 5.69694°W / 39.80806; -5.69694 (Almaraz Nuclear Power Plant) Almaraz 1,011 Nuclear 39°48′29″N 05°41′49″W / 39.80806°N 5.69694°W / 39.80806; -5.69694 (Almaraz Nuclear Power Plant) [180]
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Kelanitissa 493 Fuel Oil 06°57′08″N 79°52′44″E / 6.95222°N 79.87889°E / 6.95222; 79.87889 (Kelanitissa Power Station) Lakvijaya 300 Coal 08°01′00″N 79°43′24″E / 8.01667°N 79.72333°E / 8.01667; 79.72333 (Lakvijaya Power Station) [181][182]
Sudan Sudan Roseires 1,800 Hydro 11°47′56″N 34°23′17″E / 11.79889°N 34.38806°E / 11.79889; 34.38806 (Roseires Dam Hydroelectric Power Plant)         [183]
Sweden Sweden Ringhals 3,698 Nuclear 57°15′35″N 12°06′39″E / 57.25972°N 12.11083°E / 57.25972; 12.11083         [184][185]
Switzerland Switzerland Bieudron 1,269 Hydro 46°11′07″N 07°14′58″E / 46.18528°N 7.24944°E / 46.18528; 7.24944 (Bieudron Hydroelectric Power Station) Leibstadt Nuclear Power Plant 1,220 Nuclear 47°36′11″N 08°11′05″E / 47.60306°N 8.18472°E / 47.60306; 8.18472 (Leibstadt Nuclear Power Plant) [186][187]
Taiwan Taiwan Taichung 5,832 Coal 24°12′46″N 120°28′52″E / 24.21278°N 120.48111°E / 24.21278; 120.48111 (Taichung Power Plant) Kuosheng 985 Nuclear 25°12′10″N 121°39′45″E / 25.20278°N 121.66250°E / 25.20278; 121.66250 (Kuosheng Nuclear Power Plant) [31][188]
Tanzania Tanzania Kidatu 204 Hydro 07°38′24″S 36°52′59″E / 7.64000°S 36.88306°E / -7.64000; 36.88306 (Kidatu Dam)         [189][190]
Thailand Thailand Mae Moh 2,180 Coal 18°17′45″N 99°45′07″E / 18.29583°N 99.75194°E / 18.29583; 99.75194          
Turkey Turkey Atatürk 2,400 Hydro 37°28′58″N 38°19′14″E / 37.48278°N 38.32056°E / 37.48278; 38.32056          
Ukraine Ukraine Zaporizhia 5,700 Nuclear 47°30′44″N 35°35′09″E / 47.51222°N 35.58583°E / 47.51222; 35.58583 [27]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Drax 3,960 Coal 53°44′09″N 00°59′47″W / 53.73583°N 0.99639°W / 53.73583; -0.99639          
United States United States Grand Coulee 6,809 Hydro 47°57′23″N 118°58′56″W / 47.95639°N 118.98222°W / 47.95639; -118.98222 (Grand Coulee Dam) Zimmer 1,460 Coal 38°51′59″N 84°13′41″W / 38.86639°N 84.22806°W / 38.86639; -84.22806 (Zimmer Power Plant)  
Venezuela Venezuela Guri 10,235 Hydro 07°45′59″N 62°59′57″W / 7.76639°N 62.99917°W / 7.76639; -62.99917 (Guri Dam)          
Vietnam Vietnam Sơn La 2,400 Hydro 21°29′47″N 103°59′42″E / 21.49639°N 103.99500°E / 21.49639; 103.99500 (Sơn La Dam) Nhon Trach-2 760 Gas   [191]
Zambia Zambia Kafue 900 Hydro 15°48′30″S 28°25′15″E / 15.80833°S 28.42083°E / -15.80833; 28.42083          
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Kariba 750 Hydro 16°31′18″S 28°45′41″E / 16.52167°S 28.76139°E / -16.52167; 28.76139          

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External links[edit]

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