How does it work?Hydropower plants take advantage of the gravitational potential energy of reservoir water to generate electricity. The water, which is taken from the reservoir through pipelines, moves the turbines that turn the rotary energy into high or medium voltage alternating current. The power capacity of the plants depends upon the incline the water has to travel along.
The dataAt the end of 2019, Naturgy has a total installed capacity of 2,077 MW (1,954 MW in Spain and 123 MW in Costa Rica and Panama) of hydropower generation, and 111 MW of mini-hydropower. Our net hydropower energy production is 2,816 GWh in Spain and 544 GWh of mini-hydropower. Internationally, 439 GWh of energy has been produced.