List of largest power stations

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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 and the wind. Only the most significant fuel source is listed for power stations that run on multiple sources.

As of 2019 the largest power generating facility ever built is the Three Gorges Dam in China. The facility generates power by utilizing 32 Francis turbines each having 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 7,965 MW. As of 2019 no power station comparable to Three Gorges is under construction, as the largest under construction power stations are hydroelectric Baihetan Dam (16,000 MW)[2] and Belo Monte Dam (11,233 MW).[3]

Although currently only a proposal, the Grand Inga Dam in the 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.[4][5][6] Another proposal, Penzhin Tidal Power Plant Project, 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 Refs
1. Three Gorges Dam  China 30°49′15″N 111°00′08″E / 30.82083°N 111.00222°E / 30.82083; 111.00222 (Three Gorges Dam) 22,500 101.6 (2018) Hydro [1][7]
2. Itaipu Dam  Brazil
 Paraguay
25°24′31″S 54°35′21″W / 25.40861°S 54.58917°W / -25.40861; -54.58917 (Itaipu Dam) 14,000 103.09 (2016) Hydro [8][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 55.2 (2015) Hydro [12][13]
4. Belo Monte  Brazil 03°07′27″S 51°42′01″W / 3.12417°S 51.70028°W / -3.12417; -51.70028 (Belo Monte Dam) 11,233 39.5 (expected) Hydro Installation of the 18th and final turbine was completed in November 2019. [3]
5. 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]
6. Jebel Ali [de]

Jebel Ali Power and Desalination Plant(German)

 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) 8,695 Nautral gas [15]
7. 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 (average) Hydro [8][12]
- 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)
0 (2012–2019)
Nuclear Suspended in 2011. Restart date unknown.[Note 1] [16][17][18][19]
8. Jiuquan  China 40°12′00″N 96°54′00″E / 40.20000°N 96.90000°E / 40.20000; 96.90000 (Gansu) 7,965 N/A Wind [20]
9. Kori  South Korea 35°19′40″N 129°18′03″E / 35.32778°N 129.30083°E / 35.32778; 129.30083 (Kori Nuclear Power Plant) 7,489 43.15 (2016) Nuclear Largest operational nuclear power station as of January 2020.
10. 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 20.24 (average) Hydro Largest power station in North America since 1949. [21][22]
11. Tuoketuo  China 40°11′49″N 111°21′52″E / 40.19694°N 111.36444°E / 40.19694; 111.36444 (Tuoketuo Power Plant) 6,720 33.32 Coal Largest coal-fired power station since 2017. [23][24]
12. Xiangjiaba  China 28°38′57″N 104°22′14″E / 28.64917°N 104.37056°E / 28.64917; 104.37056 (Xiangjiaba Dam) 6,448 30.7 (2015) Hydro [25][26]
13. Bruce  Canada 44°19′31″N 81°35′58″W / 44.32528°N 81.59944°W / 44.32528; -81.59944 (Bruce Nuclear Generating Station) 6,430 49.02 (2017) Nuclear Uprated from 6,408MWe to 6,430MWe in July 2019 [27][28]
14. 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 (estimate) Hydro [12][29][30]
15. Sayano-Shushenskaya  Russia 52°49′33″N 91°22′13″E / 52.82583°N 91.37028°E / 52.82583; 91.37028 6,400 26.9 (2016) Hydro [31][32]
16. Taean [ko]  South Korea 36°54′20.0002″N 126°14′4.9999″E / 36.905555611°N 126.234722194°E / 36.905555611; 126.234722194 (Taean Power Station) 6,100 N/A Coal [33][34]
17. Dangjin [ko]  South Korea 37°03′19″N 126°30′35″E / 37.05528°N 126.50972°E / 37.05528; 126.50972 (Dangjin Power Station) 6,040 N/A Coal [35][36]
18. 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 18.4 (average) Hydro [37]
19. Yangjiang  China 21°42′35″N 112°15′38″E / 21.70972°N 112.26056°E / 21.70972; 112.26056 (Yangjiang Nuclear Power Station) 6,000 N/A Nuclear [38]
20. 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) 5,928 39.79 (2016) Nuclear [39][40]
  1. ^ Present States of Operation (All units) Suspended (Periodic Inspection) Nuclear Regulation Authority

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

At any point in time since the early 20th century, the largest power station in the world has been a hydroelectric power plant.

Held record Name of power station Capacity
(MW)
Location Notes
From To
1911 1913 Vemork 108 Rjukan, Telemark, Norway [41][42]
1913 1922 Keokuk Dam 142 Hamilton, Illinois / Keokuk, Iowa, United States [43]
1922 1939 Sir Adam Beck Station I 149.4-498[44] Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada [45]
1939 1949 Hoover Dam 705 Clark County, Nevada / Mohave County, Arizona, United States [46][47]
1949 1959 Grand Coulee Dam 2,280 Washington, United States
1959 1963 Volga Hydroelectric Station 2,300–2,563 Volgograd, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union [48]
1963 1971 Bratsk Hydroelectric Power Station 2,750–4,500 Bratsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union [49]
1971 1983 Krasnoyarsk Dam 5,000–6,000 Krasnoyarsk, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union [50]
1983 1986 Grand Coulee Dam 6,181–6,809 Washington, United States [51]
1986 1989 Guri Dam 10,235 Necuima Canyon, Venezuela
1989 2007 Itaipu Dam 10,500–14,000 Iguazu Falls, Paraná River, Brazil / Paraguay
2007 present Three Gorges Dam 14,100–22,500 Three Gorges, Yichang, Hubei Province, China

Non-renewable power stations[edit]

Coal[edit]

Taichung, the fourth largest coal-fired power station, at 5,500 MWe
Rank Station Country Location Capacity (MW) Ref
1. Tuoketuo  China 40°11′49″N 111°21′52″E / 40.19694°N 111.36444°E / 40.19694; 111.36444 (Tuoketuo Power Plant) 6,720 [23][24]
2. Taean [ko]  South Korea 36°54′20.0002″N 126°14′4.9999″E / 36.905555611°N 126.234722194°E / 36.905555611; 126.234722194 (Taean Power Station) 6,100 [36]
3. Dangjin [ko]  South Korea 37°03′19″N 126°30′35″E / 37.05528°N 126.50972°E / 37.05528; 126.50972 (Dangjin Power Station) 6,040 [35][36]
4. 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 [52][53] Uses bituminous coal
5. Bełchatów  Poland 51°15′59″N 19°19′50″E / 51.26639°N 19.33056°E / 51.26639; 19.33056 (Bełchatów Power Station) 5,102 [54] Uses lignite
6. Yeongheung [ko]  South Korea 37°14′17″N 126°26′09″E / 37.23806°N 126.43583°E / 37.23806; 126.43583 (Yeongheung Power Station) 5,080 [55]
7. 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 [56]
7. 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 [57]
7. Guohua Taishan  China 21°52′00″N 112°55′22″E / 21.86667°N 112.92278°E / 21.86667; 112.92278 (Guohua Taishan Power Station) 5,000 [58]
7. 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 [59] Uses bituminous coal

Fuel oil[edit]

Rank Station Country Location Capacity (MW) Ref
1. 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 [60]
2. Ghazlan [no]  Saudi Arabia 4,528[61] [62]
3. 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[63] [64]
4. Anegasaki  Japan 35°29′06″N 140°01′00″E / 35.48500°N 140.01667°E / 35.48500; 140.01667 (Anegasaki Power Station) 3,600[61] [64]
5. Qurayyah  Saudi Arabia 3,927[61] [65][66]
6. Yokohama [ja]  Japan 35°28′36″N 139°40′44″E / 35.47667°N 139.67889°E / 35.47667; 139.67889 (Yokohama Power Station) 3,379[61] [64]
7. Hirono  Japan 37°14′18″N 141°01′04″E / 37.23833°N 141.01778°E / 37.23833; 141.01778 (Hirono Power Station) 3,200[63] [64]
8. Sabiya I  Kuwait 2,400 [67]
8. Az Zour South  Kuwait 2,400 [68]
8. Doha West  Kuwait 2,400 [69]

Natural gas[edit]

Surgut-2, the world's second-largest natural gas power station
Rank Station Country Location Capacity (MW) Ref
1. Jebel Ali Power and Desalination Plant(German)  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) 8,695 [15]
2. 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) 5,657[70] [71][72]
3. Higashi-Niigata  Japan 37°59′58″N 139°14′29″E / 37.99944°N 139.24139°E / 37.99944; 139.24139 (Higashi-Niigata Power Station) 5,149 [73]
4. 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 [64]
5. 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 [72]
6. Burullus Power Station(German)  Egypt 31°31′46″N 30°48′32″E / 31.52944°N 30.80889°E / 31.52944; 30.80889 (Burullus Power Station) 4,800 [74]
7. Tatan  Taiwan 25°01′34″N 121°02′50″E / 25.02611°N 121.04722°E / 25.02611; 121.04722 (Tatan Power Plant) 4,384 [75]
8. Chiba  Japan 35°33′57″N 140°06′20″E / 35.56583°N 140.10556°E / 35.56583; 140.10556 (Chiba Power Station) 4,380 [64]
9. Himeji  Japan 34°46′24″N 134°41′38″E / 34.77333°N 134.69389°E / 34.77333; 134.69389 (Himeji-2 Power Station) 4,086 [76][77]
10. 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 [78]

Nuclear[edit]

Kashiwazaki-Kariwa, the largest nuclear power station (suspended since 2011)
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 (out of service since 2011) [17][18][19]
2. Kori  South Korea 35°19′40″N 129°18′03″E / 35.32778°N 129.30083°E / 35.32778; 129.30083 (Kori Nuclear Power Plant) 7,489 [79]
3. Bruce  Canada 44°19′31″N 81°35′58″W / 44.32528°N 81.59944°W / 44.32528; -81.59944 (Bruce Nuclear Generating Station) 6,430 [80]
4. Yangjiang  China 21°42′35″N 112°15′38″E / 21.70972°N 112.26056°E / 21.70972; 112.26056 (Yangjiang Nuclear Power Station) 6,000 [38]
5. 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) 5,928 [40]
6. 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 [40]
7. Zaporizhzhia  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 [81][82]
8. 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 [83]
9. 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 [83]
10. 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 [83]

Oil shale[edit]

Eesti Power Station, the world's largest oil shale-fired power station
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 [84][85]
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 [84][85]
3. Auvere  Estonia 300
4. Huadian  China 100 [86]
5. Kohtla-Järve  Estonia 39

Peat[edit]

Shatura, largest peat-fired power station at 1,500 MW
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 [87]
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 [88]
4. Toppila  Finland 65°02′15″N 25°26′07″E / 65.03750°N 25.43528°E / 65.03750; 25.43528 (Toppila Power Station) 190 [88]
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 [90]
  1. ^ Natural gas primary fuel (78,0 %), peat secondary (11,5 %)

Renewable power stations[edit]

Biomass[edit]

Rank Station Country Geographic coordinate system Capacity (MW) Ref
1. Drax (units 1–4)  UK 2,595 pellet fuel [91]
2. 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 [92]
3. 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 biomass [93][note 1]
4. Połaniec  Poland 50°26′14″N 21°20′14″E / 50.43722°N 21.33722°E / 50.43722; 21.33722 (Połaniec Power Station) 205 woodchips [93]
5. Atikokan Generating Station  Canada 48°50′17″N 91°34′15″W / 48.83806°N 91.57083°W / 48.83806; -91.57083 (Atikokan Generating Station) 205 biomass [94]
6. 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 [95]
7. Kymijärvi II  Finland 160 RDF [96]
8. Ashdown Paper Mill  United States 157 black liquor [97]
9. Wisapower  Finland 150 black liquor [93]
10. Vaasa  Finland 140 biomass [96]
  1. ^ installed capacity is 1100 MW with cofiring 80% coal and 20% biomass

Geothermal[edit]

Hellisheiði Power Station, the eighth largest geothermal power station at 303 MWe
Rank Station Country Location Capacity (MW) Ref
1. The Geysers  United States 38°47′26″N 122°45′21″W / 38.79056°N 122.75583°W / 38.79056; -122.75583 (The Geysers) 1,517 [98]
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) 820 [99][100][101]
3. Larderello  Italy 43°13′56″N 10°53′07″E / 43.23222°N 10.88528°E / 43.23222; 10.88528 (Larderello) 769 [102]
4. Olkaria  Kenya 0°53′14″S 36°18′25″E / 0.88722°S 36.30694°E / -0.88722; 36.30694 (Olkaria Geothermal Power Station) 727 [103]
5. Imperial Valley  United States 33°09′48″N 115°37′00″W / 33.16333°N 115.61667°W / 33.16333; -115.61667 (Imperial Valley Geothermal Project) 403.4 [104]
6. Sarulla  Indonesia 1°53′14″N 99°01′24″E / 1.88722°N 99.02333°E / 1.88722; 99.02333 (Sarulla) 330 [105][106]
6. Tiwi  Philippines 13°27′34″N 123°38′21″E / 13.45944°N 123.63917°E / 13.45944; 123.63917 (Tiwi Geothermal Complex) 330 [107][108]
8. Hellisheiði  Iceland 64°02′14″N 21°24′03″W / 64.03722°N 21.40083°W / 64.03722; -21.40083 (Hellisheidi Power Station) 303
9. Coso  United States 36°01′00″N 117°47′51″W / 36.01667°N 117.79750°W / 36.01667; -117.79750 (Coso Geothermal Power Project) 270 [109]
10. Darajat  Indonesia 7°13′05″S 107°43′38″E / 7.21806°S 107.72722°E / -7.21806; 107.72722 (Darajat Geothermal Power Station) 255

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 [8][9]
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 [110]
4. Belo Monte  Brazil 03°07′27″S 51°42′01″W / 3.12417°S 51.70028°W / -3.12417; -51.70028 (Belo Monte Dam) 11,233 [3]
5. Guri  Venezuela 07°45′59″N 62°59′57″W / 7.76639°N 62.99917°W / 7.76639; -62.99917 (Guri Dam) 10,233 [14]
6. Tucuruí  Brazil 03°49′53″S 49°38′36″W / 3.83139°S 49.64333°W / -3.83139; -49.64333 (Tucuruí Dam) 8,370
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]
8. Xiangjiaba  China 28°38′57″N 104°22′14″E / 28.64917°N 104.37056°E / 28.64917; 104.37056 (Xiangjiaba Dam) 6,448 [25][26]
9. Longtan  China 25°01′38″N 107°02′51″E / 25.02722°N 107.04750°E / 25.02722; 107.04750 (Longtan Dam) 6,426 [111]
10. 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

Run-of-the-river[edit]

Chief Joseph, third largest run-of-the-river hydroelectric power station at 2,620 MW
Rank Station Country Location Capacity (MW) Ref
1. Jirau  Brazil 9°15′0″S 64°24′0″W / 9.25000°S 64.40000°W / -9.25000; -64.40000 (Jirau Dam) 3,750 [112]
2. Santo Antonio  Brazil 8°48′6″S 63°57′3″W / 8.80167°S 63.95083°W / -8.80167; -63.95083 (Santo Antonio Dam) 3,568 [113]
3. 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
4. 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 [114]
5. 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 [115]

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 [116]
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]

Photovoltaic[edit]

Solar Panels at Topaz Solar Power Plant, one of the largest PV power stations
Rank Station Country Location Capacity (MW) Ref
1. Bhadla Solar Park  India 27°32′23″N 71°54′55″E / 27.53972°N 71.91528°E / 27.53972; 71.91528 (Bhadla Solar Park) 2,245 [117][118]
2. Huanghe Hydropower Golmud Solar Park  China 36°24′00″N 95°07′30″E / 36.40000°N 95.12500°E / 36.40000; 95.12500 (Golmud Solar Park) 2,200 [119]
3. Pavagada Solar Park  India 14°05′49″N77°16′13″E 2,050 [120][121]
4. Benban Solar Park  Egypt 24°27′21.6″N 32°44′20.4″E / 24.456000°N 32.739000°E / 24.456000; 32.739000 (Benban Solar Park) 1,650 [122]
5. Tengger Desert Solar Park  China 37°33′00″N 105°03′14″E / 37.55000°N 105.05389°E / 37.55000; 105.05389 (Tengger Desert Solar Park) 1,547 [123][124]
6. Noor Abu Dhabi  United Arab Emirates 24°24′11″N 55°16′07″E / 24.40306°N 55.26861°E / 24.40306; 55.26861 (Noor Abu Dhabi) 1,177 [125][126]
7. Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park  United Arab Emirates 24°45′N 55°23′E / 24.750°N 55.383°E / 24.750; 55.383 (Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park) 1,013 [127][128][129]
8. Datong Solar Power Top Runner Base  China 40°04′25″N 113°08′12″E / 40.07361°N 113.13667°E / 40.07361; 113.13667 (Datong Solar Power Top Runner Project), 40°00′19″N 112°57′20″E / 40.00528°N 112.95556°E / 40.00528; 112.95556 (Datong Solar Power Top Runner Project) 1,000 [130][131][132]
8. Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar Park  India 15°40′53.48″N 78°17′1.49″E / 15.6815222°N 78.2837472°E / 15.6815222; 78.2837472 (Kurnool Ultra Mega Solar Park) 1,000 [133]
10. NP Kunta  India 14°01′N 78°26′E / 14.017°N 78.433°E / 14.017; 78.433 (NP Kunta Ultra Mega Solar Power Project) 900 [134][135][136][137]

Concentrated solar thermal[edit]

The three towers, at Ivanpah Solar Power Facility, one of the largest CSP power stations.
Rank Station Country Location Capacity (MW) Ref
1. Ouarzazate  Morocco 30°59′40″N 06°51′48″W / 30.99444°N 6.86333°W / 30.99444; -6.86333 (Ouarzazate Solar Power Station) 510 [138]
2. Ivanpah  United States 35°34′N 115°28′W / 35.567°N 115.467°W / 35.567; -115.467 (Ivanpah Solar Power Facility) 392 [139]
3. 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) 310 [140]
4. Solana  United States 32°55′N 112°58′W / 32.917°N 112.967°W / 32.917; -112.967 (Solana Generating Station) 280 [141]
4. Genesis  United States 33°38′38″N 114°59′17″W / 33.64389°N 114.98806°W / 33.64389; -114.98806 (Genesis Solar) 280 [142]
4. Mojave Solar Project  United States 35°00′40″N 117°19′30″W / 35.01111°N 117.32500°W / 35.01111; -117.32500 (Mojave Solar Project) 280 [143][144][145]
7. 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
8. 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
8. 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 [146][147]
8. Extresol  Spain 38°39′N 6°44′W / 38.650°N 6.733°W / 38.650; -6.733 (Extresol Solar Power Station) 150 [148][149]

Wind[edit]

Onshore[edit]

Shepherds Flat Wind Farm, the fifth largest wind farm at 845 MW
Rank Station Country Location Capacity (MW) Ref
1. Gansu  China 40°12′00″N 96°54′00″E / 40.20000°N 96.90000°E / 40.20000; 96.90000 (Gansu Wind Farm) 7,965 [20]
2. 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) 1,548 [20]
3. Muppandal Wind Farm  India 8°15′39″N 77°32′19″E / 8.260706°N 77.538575°E / 8.260706; 77.538575 1,500 [150]
4. 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 [20]
5. Los Vientos Wind Farm  United States 26°19′51″N 97°35′09″W / 26.33083°N 97.58583°W / 26.33083; -97.58583 (Los Viento Wind Farm) 912 [151]
6. 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 [152]
7. Meadow Lake Wind Farm  United States 40°36′4″N 86°51′57″W / 40.60111°N 86.86583°W / 40.60111; -86.86583 (Meadow Lake Wind Farm) 801 [153]
8. Roscoe  United States 32°26′41″N 100°34′23″W / 32.44472°N 100.57306°W / 32.44472; -100.57306 (Roscoe Wind Farm) 782 [154][155]
9. 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) 736 [156][157]
10. Tehachapi Pass Wind Farm  United States 35°06′08″N 118°16′58″W / 35.10222°N 118.28278°W / 35.10222; -118.28278 (Tehachapi Pass Wind Farm) 705 [158]

Offshore[edit]

Hornsea Wind Farm
Rank Station Country Location Capacity (MW) Ref
1. Hornsea 1  United Kingdom 53°53′06″N 1°47′28″E / 53.885°N 1.791°E / 53.885; 1.791 (Hornsea 1) 1,218 [159][160]
2. East Anglia ONE  United Kingdom 52°14′53.8573″N 2°30′23.4094″E / 52.248293694°N 2.506502611°E / 52.248293694; 2.506502611 714 [161][162]
3. Walney Extension  United Kingdom 54°2′38″N 3°31′19″W / 54.04389°N 3.52194°W / 54.04389; -3.52194 (Walney Wind Farm) 659 [163][164][165]
4. 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 [166]
5. Gemini Wind Farm  Netherlands 54°2′10″N 05°57′47″E / 54.03611°N 5.96306°E / 54.03611; 5.96306 (Gemini Wind Farm) 600 [167][168][169]
6. Beatrice  United Kingdom 58°7′48″N 3°4′12″W / 58.13000°N 3.07000°W / 58.13000; -3.07000 (Beatrice Wind Farm) 588 [170]
7. Gode Wind (phases 1+2)  Germany 54°04′N 7°02′E / 54.067°N 7.033°E / 54.067; 7.033 (Gode Wind I+II) 582 [171][172]
8. Gwynt y Môr  United Kingdom 53°27′00″N 03°35′00″W / 53.45000°N 3.58333°W / 53.45000; -3.58333 (Gwynt y Môr) 576 [173]
9. Race Bank  United Kingdom 53°16′N 0°50′E / 53.267°N 0.833°E / 53.267; 0.833 (Race Bank) 573 [174][175]
10. 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 [176]

Storage power stations[edit]

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 [177]
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 [178]
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 [179][180]
4. 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) 2,122 [181]
5. 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

Battery storage[edit]

Rank Station Country Location Capacity (MW) Ref
1. Gateway Energy Storage  United States 250 [182]
2. Huanghe Hydropower Hainan Solar Park  China 203 [183]
3. Hornsdale Power Reserve  Australia 150 [184]
4. Kunshan Energy Storage Power Station  China 111 [185]
5. Buzen Substation  Japan 50 [186]
5. Stocking Pelham Facility  United Kingdom 50 [187]


Molten-salt[edit]

Name Station Country Coordinates Capacity (MW) Ref
1. Ouarzazate Solar Power Station  Morocco 30°59′40″N 6°51′48″W / 30.99444°N 6.86333°W / 30.99444; -6.86333 (Ouarzazate solar power station) 510 [188][189]
2. Solana Generating Station  US 32°55′N 112°58′W / 32.917°N 112.967°W / 32.917; -112.967 (Solana Generating Station) 280 [190][191]
3. Andasol solar power station  Spain 37°13′42.70″N 3°4′6.73″W / 37.2285278°N 3.0685361°W / 37.2285278; -3.0685361 (Andasol solar power station) 150 [192][193]
4. Extresol Solar Power Station  Spain 38°39′N 6°44′W / 38.650°N 6.733°W / 38.650; -6.733 (Extresol Solar Power Station) 150 [194][195]
5. Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project  US 38°14′N 117°22′W / 38.233°N 117.367°W / 38.233; -117.367 (Crescent Dunes Solar Energy Project) 125 [196][197]

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 Location Capacity
(MW)
Fuel type Largest unit
(name of power station)
Location Unit capacity
(MW)
Fuel type Refs
Afghanistan Afghanistan Naghlu 34°38′28″N 69°43′01″E / 34.64111°N 69.71694°E / 34.64111; 69.71694 (Naghlu Dam) 100 Hydro       [198]
Albania Albania Koman 42°06′23″N 19°49′37″E / 42.10639°N 19.82694°E / 42.10639; 19.82694 (Koman Dam) 600 Hydro       [199]
Algeria Algeria Hadjret En-Nouss 36°34′36″N 02°04′47″E / 36.57667°N 2.07972°E / 36.57667; 2.07972 (Hadjret En-Nouss CCGT Power Plant) 1,260 Gas Skikda 36°52′44″N 06°56′12″E / 36.87889°N 6.93667°E / 36.87889; 6.93667 (SKS Skikda CCGT Power Plant) 440 Gas [200][201]
Argentina Argentina Yacyretá 27°28′58″S 56°43′30″W / 27.48278°S 56.72500°W / -27.48278; -56.72500 (Yacyreta Dam) 3,100 Hydro Atucha II – CNAII 32°13′54″S 64°26′38″W / 32.23167°S 64.44389°W / -32.23167; -64.44389 (Atucha II Nuclear Power Plant) 745 Nuclear [202][203][204]
Armenia Armenia Hrazdan 40°33′59″N 44°45′03″E / 40.56639°N 44.75083°E / 40.56639; 44.75083 (Hrazdan Thermal Power Plant) 1,590 Gas/Oil
Australia Australia Eraring 33°03′44″S 151°31′13″E / 33.06222°S 151.52028°E / -33.06222; 151.52028 (Eraring Power Station) 2,880 Coal Kogan Creek 26°54′59″S 150°44′57″E / 26.91639°S 150.74917°E / -26.91639; 150.74917 (Kogan Creek Power Station) 750 Coal [205][206]
Austria Austria Simmering 48°10′52″N 16°26′06″E / 48.18111°N 16.43500°E / 48.18111; 16.43500 (Simmering Power Station) 1,700 Gas Dürnrohr 48°19′32″N 15°55′25″E / 48.32556°N 15.92361°E / 48.32556; 15.92361 (Dürnrohr Creek Power Station) 405 Coal [207][208]
Azerbaijan Azerbaijan Azerbaijan 40°46′49″N 46°59′30″E / 40.78028°N 46.99167°E / 40.78028; 46.99167 (Azerbaijan Thermal Power Plant) 2,400 Fuel Oil
Bangladesh Bangladesh Ghorasal 23°58′47″N 90°38′13″E / 23.97972°N 90.63694°E / 23.97972; 90.63694 (Ghorasal Gas Power Plant) 950 Gas Meghnaghat 23°36′29″N 90°36′4″E / 23.60806°N 90.60111°E / 23.60806; 90.60111 (Ghorasal Gas Power Plant) 450 Gas [209][210]
Belarus Belarus Lukoml 54°40′51″N 29°08′05″E / 54.68083°N 29.13472°E / 54.68083; 29.13472 (Lukoml Power Plant) 2,890 Gas          
Belgium Belgium Doel 51°19′29″N 04°15′31″E / 51.32472°N 4.25861°E / 51.32472; 4.25861 (Doel Nuclear Power Plant) 2,919 Nuclear Tihange Unit 3 50°32′5″N 5°16′21″E / 50.53472°N 5.27250°E / 50.53472; 5.27250 (Tihange Nuclear Power Station) 1,065 Nuclear [211][212]
Brazil Brazil Itaipu 25°24′31″S 54°35′21″W / 25.40861°S 54.58917°W / -25.40861; -54.58917 (Itaipu Dam) 14,000 Hydro Angra II 23°00′30″S 44°27′26″W / 23.00833°S 44.45722°W / -23.00833; -44.45722 (Angra Nuclear Power Plant) 1,350 Nuclear [213]
Bulgaria Bulgaria Kozloduy 43°44′46″N 23°46′14″E / 43.74611°N 23.77056°E / 43.74611; 23.77056 (Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant) 2,000 Nuclear
Myanmar Burma Yeywa  21°41′20″N 96°25′17″E / 21.68889°N 96.42139°E / 21.68889; 96.42139 (Yeywa Dam) 790 Hydro Yeywa   197 Hydro [214]
Canada Canada Bruce 44°19′31″N 81°35′58″W / 44.32528°N 81.59944°W / 44.32528; -81.59944 6,288 Nuclear Darlington 43°52′09″N 78°43′27″W / 43.86917°N 78.72417°W / 43.86917; -78.72417 878 Nuclear [80][215][216]
Chile Chile Ventanas 32°45′04″S 71°28′57″W / 32.75111°S 71.48250°W / -32.75111; -71.48250 875 Coal Atacama   370 Gas  
China China Three Gorges 30°49′15″N 111°00′08″E / 30.82083°N 111.00222°E / 30.82083; 111.00222 (Three Gorges Dam) 22,500 Hydro Taishan 21°55′04″N 112°58′55″E / 21.91778°N 112.98194°E / 21.91778; 112.98194 (Taishan Nuclear Power Plant) 1,660 Nuclear [38]
Colombia Colombia San Carlos  6°12′39″N 74°50′26″W / 6.21083°N 74.84056°W / 6.21083; -74.84056 (San Carlos Hydroelectric Power Plant) 1,240 Hydro    
Costa Rica Costa Rica Limón  10°3′56″N 84°34′48″W / 10.06556°N 84.58000°W / 10.06556; -84.58000 (Reventazón Hydroelectric Power Plant) 306 Hydro    
Czech Republic Czech Republic Temelín 49°10′48″N 14°22′34″E / 49.18000°N 14.37611°E / 49.18000; 14.37611 (Temelín Nuclear Power Station) 2,030 Nuclear Temelín   1,015 Nuclear [217]
Democratic Republic of the Congo DR Congo Inga II 5°31′36″S 13°37′14″E / 5.52667°S 13.62056°E / -5.52667; 13.62056 (Inga II Power Station) 1,424 Hydro         [218]
Denmark Denmark Asnæs 55°39′41″N 11°05′04″E / 55.66139°N 11.08444°E / 55.66139; 11.08444 1,057 Coal          
Egypt Egypt Burullus Power Station(German) 31°31′46″N 30°48′32″E / 31.52944°N 30.80889°E / 31.52944; 30.80889 (Burullus Power Station) 4,800         Gas [219]
Ethiopia Ethiopia Gilgel Gibe III 6°50′50″N 37°18′05″E / 6.84722°N 37.30139°E / 6.84722; 37.30139 (Gilgel Gibe III Dam) 1,870 Hydro          
Finland Finland Olkiluoto 61°14′13″N 21°26′27″E / 61.23694°N 21.44083°E / 61.23694; 21.44083 1,760 Nuclear Olkiluoto (Unit 3 – under construction) 61°14′13″N 21°26′27″E / 61.23694°N 21.44083°E / 61.23694; 21.44083 1,600 Nuclear  
France France Gravelines 51°00′55″N 02°08′10″E / 51.01528°N 2.13611°E / 51.01528; 2.13611 5,460 Nuclear Flamanville (Unit 3 – under construction) 49°32′11″N 01°52′54″W / 49.53639°N 1.88167°W / 49.53639; -1.88167 1,600 Nuclear [83]
Germany Germany Neurath 51°02′15″N 06°36′58″W / 51.03750°N 6.61611°W / 51.03750; -6.61611 4,400 Coal          
Ghana Ghana Akosombo 6°17′59″N 00°03′34″E / 6.29972°N 0.05944°E / 6.29972; 0.05944 1,020 Hydro          
Hungary Hungary Paks 46°34′21″N 18°51′15″E / 46.57250°N 18.85417°E / 46.57250; 18.85417 (Paks Nuclear Power Plant) 1,889 Nuclear Paks 46°34′21″N 18°51′15″E / 46.57250°N 18.85417°E / 46.57250; 18.85417 (Paks Nuclear Power Plant) 473 Nuclear
Iceland Iceland Kárahnjúkavirkjun 64°56′N 15°48′W / 64.933°N 15.800°W / 64.933; -15.800 690 Hydro [220]
India India Vindhyachal 24°05′53″N 82°40′18″E / 24.09806°N 82.67167°E / 24.09806; 82.67167 (Vindhyachal Thermal Power Station) 4,760 Coal Kudankulam 08°10′03″N 77°42′46″E / 8.16750°N 77.71278°E / 8.16750; 77.71278 (Kudankulam Nuclear Power Plant) 932 Nuclear [221]
Indonesia Indonesia Suralaya 26°46′52″S 151°54′54″E / 26.78111°S 151.91500°E / -26.78111; 151.91500 (Suralaya Power Station) 4,025 Coal Paiton   850 Coal  
Iran Iran Damavand 2,868 Gas         [222][223]
Iraq Iraq Al-Shemal   2,100 Fuel Oil          
Israel Israel Orot Rabin  32°28′12″N 34°53′16″E / 32.47000°N 34.88778°E / 32.47000; 34.88778 (Orot Rabin) 2,590 Coal Rutenberg  31°37′48″N 34°31′18″E / 31.63000°N 34.52167°E / 31.63000; 34.52167 (Rutenberg Power Station) 575 Coal  
Italy Italy Alessandro Volta 42°21′33″N 11°31′47″E / 42.35917°N 11.52972°E / 42.35917; 11.52972 (Alessandro Volta Power Plant) 3,600 Gas          
Japan Japan Kashiwazaki-Kariwa 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 Nuclear Hekinan Power Station 34°50′07″N 136°57′39″E / 34.83528°N 136.96083°E / 34.83528; 136.96083 (Hekinan Power Station) 1,000 Coal [224]
Kenya Kenya Gitaru 00°47′48″S 37°44′50″E / 0.79667°S 37.74722°E / -0.79667; 37.74722 (Gitaru Hydroelectric Power Station) 225 Hydro         [225]
Kyrgyzstan Kyrgyzstan Toktogul 41°39′25″N 72°38′9″E / 41.65694°N 72.63583°E / 41.65694; 72.63583 (Toktogul Dam) 1,200 Hydro          
Latvia Latvia Pļaviņas 56°35′00″N 25°14′30″E / 56.58333°N 25.24167°E / 56.58333; 25.24167 (Pļaviņas Hydroelectric Power Station) 883 Hydro          
Lebanon Lebanon Zouk 33°58′12″N 35°36′14″E / 33.97000°N 35.60389°E / 33.97000; 35.60389 (Zouk Thermal Power Station) 607 Fuel Oil Zouk 4 33°58′12″N 35°36′14″E / 33.97000°N 35.60389°E / 33.97000; 35.60389 (Zouk Thermal Power Station) 172 Fuel Oil [226]
Lithuania Lithuania Elektrėnai 54°46′15″N 24°38′46″E / 54.77083°N 24.64611°E / 54.77083; 24.64611 (Elektrėnai Power Plant) 1,800 Gas
Malaysia Malaysia Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz 03°07′01″N 101°19′19″E / 3.11694°N 101.32194°E / 3.11694; 101.32194 2,420 Gas Tuanku Jaafar 02°31′59″N 101°47′28″E / 2.53306°N 101.79111°E / 2.53306; 101.79111 (Tuanku Jaafar Power Station) 750 Gas [227]
Mexico Mexico Manuel Moreno Torres 16°56′30″N 93°06′02″W / 16.94167°N 93.10056°W / 16.94167; -93.10056 (Manuel Moreno Torres) 2,430 Hydro Laguna Verde   665 Nuclear [228]
Morocco Morocco Jorf Lasfar 33°06′17″N 08°38′12″W / 33.10472°N 8.63667°W / 33.10472; -8.63667 1,356 Coal          
Mozambique Mozambique Cahora Bassa 15°35′09″S 32°42′17″E / 15.58583°S 32.70472°E / -15.58583; 32.70472 (Cahora Bassa Dam) 2,075 Hydro    
Nepal Nepal Kali Gandaki   144 Hydro          
Netherlands Netherlands Claus 51°09′21″N 05°54′25″E / 51.15583°N 5.90694°E / 51.15583; 5.90694 (Claus Power Station) 1,900 Gas          
New Zealand New Zealand Huntly 37°32′38″S 175°9′10″E / 37.54389°S 175.15278°E / -37.54389; 175.15278 (Huntly Power Station) 950 Coal/Gas Huntly Unit 5 37°32′38″S 175°9′10″E / 37.54389°S 175.15278°E / -37.54389; 175.15278 (Huntly Power Station) 400 Gas
Nigeria Nigeria Egbin 06°33′48″N 03°36′55″E / 6.56333°N 3.61528°E / 6.56333; 3.61528 1,320 Gas          
North Macedonia North Macedonia Bitola 41°03′29″N 21°29′00″E / 41.05806°N 21.48333°E / 41.05806; 21.48333 (REK Bitola) 675 Coal
Norway Norway Kvilldal   1,240 Hydro          
Pakistan Pakistan Tarbela 34°05′23″N 72°41′54″E / 34.08972°N 72.69833°E / 34.08972; 72.69833 (Tarbela Dam) 4,888 Hydro          
Panama Panama Enel Fortuna   300[229][230] Hydro          
Paraguay Paraguay Itaipu 25°24′31″S 54°35′21″W / 25.40861°S 54.58917°W / -25.40861; -54.58917 (Itaipu Dam) 14,000 Hydro          
Peru Peru Mantaro-Tablachaca   1,008 Hydro Ventanilla   185 Gas [231]
Philippines Philippines Sual Power Station 13°46′13″N 121°02′06″E / 13.77028°N 121.03500°E / 13.77028; 121.03500 (Santa Rita San Lorenzo CCGT) 1,500 Gas Sual Power Station 16°07′27″N 120°06′04″E / 16.12417°N 120.10111°E / 16.12417; 120.10111 (Sual Power Station) 647 Coal [232][233]
Poland Poland Bełchatów 51°15′59″N 19°19′50″E / 51.26639°N 19.33056°E / 51.26639; 19.33056 (Bełchatów Power Plant) 5,102 Coal Bełchatów 51°15′59″N 19°19′50″E / 51.26639°N 19.33056°E / 51.26639; 19.33056 (Bełchatów Power Plant) 858 Coal  
 Portugal Pego 39°28′5″N 8°6′33″W / 39.46806°N 8.10917°W / 39.46806; -8.10917 (Pego) 1,473 Coal + Natural Gas Sines 37°55′57″N 8°48′14″W / 37.93250°N 8.80389°W / 37.93250; -8.80389 (Sines) 1,180 Coal
Qatar Qatar Ras Qartas 25°56′13″N 51°31′20″E / 25.93694°N 51.52222°E / 25.93694; 51.52222 (Ras Qartas Energy Plant) 2,730 Gas          
Romania Romania Turceni 44°40′11″N 23°24′28″E / 44.66972°N 23.40778°E / 44.66972; 23.40778 (Turceni Power Station) 2,640 Coal Cernavodă Nuclear Power Plant   706 Nuclear  
Russia Russia Sayano-Shushenskaya 54°49′33″N 91°22′13″E / 54.82583°N 91.37028°E / 54.82583; 91.37028 6,400 Hydro Kostroma Power Station 57°27′22″N 41°10′20″E / 57.45611°N 41.17222°E / 57.45611; 41.17222 1,200 Gas [31]
Rwanda Rwanda Nyabarongo  1°59′19.4″S 29°37′59.3″E / 1.988722°S 29.633139°E / -1.988722; 29.633139 28 Hydro          
Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia Shoaiba 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 Fuel Oil   730  
Singapore Singapore Tuas 01°17′20″N 103°38′29″E / 1.28889°N 103.64139°E / 1.28889; 103.64139 (Tuas Power Station) 1,470 Gas Tuas 01°17′20″N 103°38′29″E / 1.28889°N 103.64139°E / 1.28889; 103.64139 (Tuas Power Station) 600 Oil [234][235]
Serbia Serbia TPP Nikola Tesla TENT-A: 44°40′11.5″N 20°09′35.5″E / 44.669861°N 20.159861°E / 44.669861; 20.159861 (TPP Nikola Tesla A) 3,286 Coal TENT B1/B2 44°39′14.4″N 20°00′20.8″E / 44.654000°N 20.005778°E / 44.654000; 20.005778 (TPP Nikola Tesla B) 620 Coal [236][237]
[238][239]
South Africa South Africa Medupi 23°42′00″S 27°33′00″E / 23.70000°S 27.55000°E / -23.70000; 27.55000 (Medupi Power Station) 4,764 Coal Koeberg   930 Nuclear [240]
South Korea South Korea Kori 35°15′13″N 129°17′40″E / 35.25361°N 129.29444°E / 35.25361; 129.29444 (Kori Nuclear Power Plant) 7,411 Nuclear         [39][40]
Spain Spain Almaraz 39°48′29″N 05°41′49″W / 39.80806°N 5.69694°W / 39.80806; -5.69694 (Almaraz Nuclear Power Plant) 2,017 Nuclear Almaraz 39°48′29″N 05°41′49″W / 39.80806°N 5.69694°W / 39.80806; -5.69694 (Almaraz Nuclear Power Plant) 1,011 Nuclear [241]
Sri Lanka Sri Lanka Lakvijaya 08°01′06″N 79°43′22″E / 8.01833°N 79.72278°E / 8.01833; 79.72278 (Lakvijaya Power Station) 900 Coal Lakvijaya 08°01′06″N 79°43′22″E / 8.01833°N 79.72278°E / 8.01833; 79.72278 (Lakvijaya Power Station) 300 Coal [242][243]
Sudan Sudan Roseires 11°47′56″N 34°23′17″E / 11.79889°N 34.38806°E / 11.79889; 34.38806 (Roseires Dam Hydroelectric Power Plant) 1,800 Hydro         [244]
Suriname Suriname Afobaka 4°58′56″N 54°59′32″W / 4.98222°N 54.99222°W / 4.98222; -54.99222 (Afobaka Dam) 180 Hydro
Sweden Sweden Ringhals 57°15′35″N 12°06′39″E / 57.25972°N 12.11083°E / 57.25972; 12.11083 3,698 Nuclear         [245][246]
Switzerland Switzerland Bieudron 46°11′07″N 07°14′58″E / 46.18528°N 7.24944°E / 46.18528; 7.24944 (Bieudron Hydroelectric Power Station) 1,269 Hydro Leibstadt Nuclear Power Plant 47°36′11″N 08°11′05″E / 47.60306°N 8.18472°E / 47.60306; 8.18472 (Leibstadt Nuclear Power Plant) 1,220 Nuclear [247][248]
Taiwan Taiwan Taichung 24°12′46″N 120°28′52″E / 24.21278°N 120.48111°E / 24.21278; 120.48111 (Taichung Power Plant) 5,832 Coal Kuosheng 25°12′10″N 121°39′45″E / 25.20278°N 121.66250°E / 25.20278; 121.66250 (Kuosheng Nuclear Power Plant) 985 Nuclear [53][249]
Tanzania Tanzania Kidatu 07°38′24″S 36°52′59″E / 7.64000°S 36.88306°E / -7.64000; 36.88306 (Kidatu Dam) 204 Hydro         [250][251]
Thailand Thailand Mae Moh 18°17′45″N 99°45′07″E / 18.29583°N 99.75194°E / 18.29583; 99.75194 2,180 Coal          
Turkey Turkey Atatürk 37°28′58″N 38°19′14″E / 37.48278°N 38.32056°E / 37.48278; 38.32056 2,400 Hydro          
Ukraine Ukraine Zaporizhzhia 47°30′44″N 35°35′09″E / 47.51222°N 35.58583°E / 47.51222; 35.58583 5,700 Nuclear [81]
United Kingdom United Kingdom Drax 53°44′09″N 00°59′47″W / 53.73583°N 0.99639°W / 53.73583; -0.99639 3,960 Biomass + Coal          
United States United States Grand Coulee 47°57′23″N 118°58′56″W / 47.95639°N 118.98222°W / 47.95639; -118.98222 (Grand Coulee Dam) 6,809 Hydro Grand Gulf 32°0′26″N 91°2′52″W / 32.00722°N 91.04778°W / 32.00722; -91.04778 (Grand Gulf Nuclear Generating Station) 1,401 Nuclear  
Uruguay Uruguay Salto Grande 31°16′31″S 57°56′18″W / 31.27528°S 57.93833°W / -31.27528; -57.93833 (Salto Grande Dam) 1,890 Hydro          
Venezuela Venezuela Guri 07°45′59″N 62°59′57″W / 7.76639°N 62.99917°W / 7.76639; -62.99917 (Guri Dam) 10,235 Hydro          
Vietnam Vietnam Sơn La 21°29′47″N 103°59′42″E / 21.49639°N 103.99500°E / 21.49639; 103.99500 (Sơn La Dam) 2,400 Hydro Nhon Trach-2   760 Gas [252]
Zambia Zambia Kariba 15°48′30″S 28°25′15″E / 15.80833°S 28.42083°E / -15.80833; 28.42083 960 Hydro          
Zimbabwe Zimbabwe Hwange 18°23′0″S 26°28′12″E / 18.38333°S 26.47000°E / -18.38333; 26.47000 920 Coal          

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