The Top 100 - Part I
The World's Largest Power Plants
No 1 - Three Gorges 18,460 MW
China

Photograph courtesy of Alstom

No 2 - Itaipu 14,750 MW
Brazil/Paraguay

Photograph courtesy of Itaipu Binacional

No 4 - Xiluodu 9,170 MW
China

Photograph courtesy of www.yongshan.ccoo.cn

No 3 - Simon Bolivar (Guri) 10,055 MW
Venezuela

Photograph courtesy of EDELCA

No 5 - Tucurui 8,370 MW
Brazil

Photograph courtesy of Eletronorte

No 6 - Kashiwazaki-Kariwa 8,206 MW
Japan

Photograph courtesy of Tokyo Electric Power Co Ltd

No 7 - Bruce 6,830 MW
Canada

Photograph courtesy of British Energy

No 8 - Grand Coulee 6,765 MW
USA

Photograph courtesy of US Bureau of Reclamation

No 9 - Sayanao-Shushenskaya 6,500 MW
Russia

Photograph courtesy of Sayanao-Shushenskaya GES

No 10 - Longtan 6,426 MW
China

Photograph courtesy of Hydrochina Zhongnan Engineering Corp

No 11 - Al-Qurayyah 6,273 MW
Saudi Arabia

Photograph courtesy of Taisei Corp

No 12 - Futtsu 6,105 MW
Japan

Photograph courtesy of Tokyo Electric Power Co Ltd

No 13 - Krasnoyarsk 6,000 MW
Russia

Photograph by Alexander Kuptsova

No 14 - Zaporizhzhya 6,000 MW
Ukraine

Photograph courtesy of Energoatom

No 15 - Hanbit 5,900 MW
Republic of Korea

Photograph courtesy of Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Corp

No 16 - Hanul 5,900 MW
Republic of Korea

Photograph courtesy of Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Corp

No 17 - Nuozhadu 5,850 MW
China

Photograph courtesy of Xinhua

No 18 - Taichung 5,834 MW
Taiwan

Photograph courtesy of Taiwan Power Co

No 19 - Gravelines 5,706 MW
France

Photograph courtesy of Jozef Stefan Institute

No 20 - Surgut-2 5,606 MW
Russia

Photograph courtesy of E.ON

No 21 - Al-Shuaibah 5,600 MW
Saudi Arabia

Photograph courtesy of Turkiye Muteahhitler Birliggi (TMB)

No 22 - Paluel 5,528 MW
France

Photograph courtesy of Jozef Stefan Institute

No 23 - Cattenom 5,448 MW
France

Photograph courtesy of EDF

No 24 - Churchill Falls 5,429 MW
Canada

Photograph courtesy of Churchill Falls Labrador Corp Ltd

   

No 25 - Tuoketuo 5,400 MW
China

Photograph by QQ77898101

Top 100 - Part II Top 100 - Part III Top 100 - Part IV

Note:  The Top 100 listing is updated on a quarterly basis. Megawatt values are the sum of the gross capacity (MWe) of generating units in operation, shutdown units, and deactivated units of any size or technology at the plant site. The information is the most recent readily available and deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Comments or better-quality photographs are welcome and should be directed to industcards@aol.com.

Data source: Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 12-Oct-2014

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