Biggest Power Plants worldwide

The Top 20 biggest Power Plants worldwide

Xiangjiaba Dam power plant

10. Xiangjiaba Dam (China) – 6,448 MW Capacity (Hydro)

The Xiangjiaba Dam is a large gravity dam on the Jinsha River, a tributary of the Yangtze River in Yunnan Province and Sichuan Province, southwest China. The facility has eight Francis turbines.

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9. Tuoketuo Power Station (China) – 6,720 MW Capacity (Coal)

The Tuoketuo Power Station is the largest coal-fired power station in the world. The plant is located in Togtoh County, Hohhot, Inner Mongolia, China. The plant was commissioned in November 1995 by the Tuoketuo Power Company, which currently owns and operates the power station.

Grand Coulee Dam power plant

8. Grand Coulee Dam (United States) – 6,809 MW Capacity (Hydro)

Grand Coulee Dam is a concrete gravity dam on the Columbia River in the U.S. state of Washington, built to produce hydroelectric power and provide irrigation water. Constructed between 1933 and 1942, Grand Coulee originally had only two powerhouses. The third powerhouse, completed in 1974 to increase energy production, makes Grand Coulee the largest power station in the United States.

Robert Bourassa power plant

7. Robert-Bourassa generating station (Canada) – 7,722 MW Capacity (Hydro)

The Robert-Bourassa generating station (formerly known as La Grande-2) is a hydroelectric power station on the La Grande River that is part of Hydro-Québec’s James Bay Project in Canada.

Kashiwazaki Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant
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6. Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant (Japan) – 7,965 MW Capacity (Nuclear)

The Kashiwazaki-Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant is a large, modern nuclear power plant on a 4.2-square-kilometer (1,038 acres) site including land in the towns of Kashiwazaki and Kariwa in Niigata Prefecture, Japan on the coast of the Sea of Japan, from where it gets cooling water. It is the largest nuclear generating station in the world by net electrical power rating.

Tucurui Dam power plant

5. Tucurui Dam (Brazil) – 8,370 MW Capacity (Hydro)

The Tucuruí Dam is a concrete gravity dam on the Tocantins River located on the Tucuruí County in the State of Pará, Brazil. The main purpose of the dam is hydroelectric power production and navigation. It is the first large-scale hydroelectric project in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest.

Guri Dam power plant

4. Guri Dam (Venezuela) – 10,235 MW Capacity (Hydro)

The Simón Bolívar Hydroelectric Plant, also Guri Dam, is a concrete gravity and embankment dam in Bolívar State, Venezuela on the Caroni River built from 1963 to 1969. It is 7,426 metres long and 162 m high.