The following page lists the Largest run of the river hydroelectric power plants. This list includes most power stations that are larger than 100 MW in maximum net capacity, which are currently operational or under construction. Those run of the river hydroelectric power stations that are smaller than 100 MW, and those that are only at a planning/proposal stage may be found in regional lists.

Station Country Capacity (MW)
Jinping-II Hydroelectric Plant China 4,800
Chief Joseph Dam United States 2,620
John Day Dam Hydroelectric Power United States 2,160
Beauharnois Hydroelectric Power Plant Canada 1,903
The Dalles Hydroelectric Dam United States 1,779
Ghazi-Barotha Hydropower Project Pakistan 1,450
La Grande-1 Hydroelectric Plant Canada 1,436
Tianshengqiao-II Hydropower Plant China 1,320
Jean-Lesage Hydroelectric Plant Canada 1,145
Bonneville Lock and Dam United States 1,092
Outardes-3 Hydroelectric Plant Canada 1,026
McNary Hydroelectric Dam United States 980
Little Goose Lock and Dam United States 932
Lower Granite Lock and Dam United States 932
Lower Monumental Lock and Dam United States 932
Bersimis 2 Generating Station Canada 869
Carillon Generating Station Canada 753
Birecik Dam Turkey 672
Outardes-2 Hydroelectric Plant Canada 523
Baglihar Dam-Hydroelectric Power Project India 450
Gilgel Gibe II Power Station Ethiopia 420
Ranganadi Dam India 405