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The Top 20 biggest Power Plants worldwide

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Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Station plant
Ralf1969, Kernkraftwerk Saporischschja, CC BY-SA 3.0

20. Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Station (Ukraine) – 5,700 MW Capacity (Nuclear)

The Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Station in Enerhodar, Ukraine, is the largest nuclear power plant in Europe.  The plant generates nearly half of the country’s electricity derived from nuclear power, and more than a fifth of total electricity generated in Ukraine.

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19. Nuozhadu Dam (China) – 5,850 MW Capacity (Hydro)

Nuozhadu Dam is an embankment dam on the Lancang (Mekong) River in Yunnan Province, southwest China. The dam is 261.5 m (858 ft) tall, and creates a reservoir with a normal capacity of 21,749,000,000 m3 (17,632,000 acre⋅ft) at a level of 812 m (2,664 ft) asl. The purpose of the dam is hydroelectric power production along with flood control and navigation.

Hanbit Nuclear Power Plant
IAEA Imagebank, Yonggwang (now Hanbit) 04790184 (8505820561), CC BY-SA 2.0

18. Hanbit Nuclear Power Plant (South Korea) – 5,875 MW Capacity (Nuclear)

The Hanbit Nuclear Power Plant is a large nuclear power station in the Jeollanam-do province of South Korea. The facility runs at an installed capacity of 5,875 MW. The power station is currently ranked as the fifth largest nuclear power station in the world. The plant’s name was changed from Yeonggwang NPP to Hanbit in 2013 at the request of local fishermen.

Hanul Nuclear Power Plant
IAEA Imagebank, Ulchin (now Hanul) 04790182 (8506930230), CC BY-SA 2.0

17. Hanul Nuclear Power Plant (South Korea) – 5,928 MW Capacity (Nuclear)

The Hanul Nuclear Power Plant is a large nuclear power station in the Gyeongsangbuk-do province of South Korea. The facility has six pressurized water reactors(PWRs) with a total installed capacity of 5,928 MW. The first went online in 1988.

Krasnoyarsk Dam power plant

16. Krasnoyarsk Dam (Russia) – 6,000 MW Capacity (Hydro)

The Krasnoyarsk Dam is a 124-metre (407 ft) high concrete gravity dam located on the Yenisey River about 30 kilometres (19 mi) upstream from Krasnoyarsk in Divnogorsk, Russia. It was constructed from 1956 to 1972, and it supplies about 6,000 MW (six GW) of power, mostly used to supply the KrAZ (Krasnoyarsky Aluminievyy Zavod, the Krasnoyarsk Aluminum Plant). Both power and aluminum plants are controlled by the RUSAL company.

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14. Dangjin Power Station (South Korea) – 6,040 MW Capacity (Coal)

Kori Nuclear Power Plant
IAEA Imagebank, Kori Nuclear Power Plant (8505820845), CC BY-SA 2.0

14. Kori Nuclear Power Plant (South Korea) – 6,040 MW Capacity (Nuclear)

The Kori Nuclear Power Plant is a South Korean nuclear power plant located in Kori, a suburban village in Busan. It is owned and operated by Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power, a subsidiary of KEPCO. The first reactor began commercial operation in 1978.

Bruce Nuclear Generating Station power plant
Chuck Szmurlo, Bruce-Nuclear-Szmurlo, CC BY-SA 3.0

13. Bruce Nuclear Generating Station (Canada) – 6,384 MW Capacity (Nuclear)

Bruce Nuclear Generating Station is a nuclear power station located on the eastern shore of Lake Huron in Ontario. It occupies 932 ha (2300 acres) of land. The facility derives its name from Bruce County in which it is located, in the former Bruce Township. It is the largest nuclear generating station in the world by total reactor count and the number of currently operational reactors. The station is the largest employer in Bruce County, with over 4000 workers.

Sayano Shushenskaya Dam power plant

12. Sayano-Shushenskaya Dam (Russia) – 6,400 MW Capacity (Hydro)

The Sayano–Shushenskaya Dam is located on the Yenisei River, near Sayanogorsk in Khakassia, Russia. It is the largest power plant in Russia and the 9th-largest hydroelectric plant in the world, by average power generation.

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11. Longtan Dam (China) – 6,426 MW Capacity (Hydro)

Longtan Dam is a large roller-compacted concrete (RCC) gravity dam on the Hongshui River in Tian’e County of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China, a tributary of the Xi River and the Pearl River. The dam is 216.2 metres (709.3 ft) high and 849 m (2,785 ft) long; it is the tallest of its type in the world. The Longtan ship lift, part of the dam complex, will be the tallest ship lift system in the world.