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.
Our dataAt the end of 2018, 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 109 MW of mini-hydropower.
Our net hydropower energy production is 3,359 GWh in Spain, a threefold increase from the previous year, and 549 GWh of mini-hydropower. Internationally, 424 GWh of energy has been produced.