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Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Plant Tour

Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Plant Tour Packages
Country: Brazil
City: Itaipu
Duration: 4 Hour(s) - 0 Minute(s)
Tour Category: Half Day Tour

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Half-Day tour with English, Spanish or Russian Guide

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Transportation and guided tour, to what is called one of the 7 wonders of the modern world. Currently, Itaipu is the largest hydroelectric functioning power station on the planet. The huge Itaipu hydroelectric power plant was built jointly by Paraguay and Brazil. Completed in 1991 the dam is open to tours and provides 12,600,000 KW of power satisfying almost 40% of Brazil and Argentine power needs. The dam one of the largest in the world is touted by both countries as a masterpiece of technology.

Know More About Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam:

Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam is the world’s second-largest operational hydroelectric power plant in terms of installed power. With an installed generation capacity of 14GW, the plant is operated by Itaipu Binacional and is located on the border between Brazil and Paraguay. Energy generated by Itaipu helps to meet the demands of the two countries. Approximately 90% of the energy generated by the plant is used by Brazil.

The Itaipu dam and the hydroelectric plant are on the Paraná River. The construction of the dam began in February 1971 and cost $19.6bn. The first unit began generating power in May 1984 and the second generating unit started operating the same year. Itaipu has 20 generating units, each with a capacity of 700MW.

The dam’s reservoir, which covers an area of 1,350km², is the seventh-largest reservoir in Brazil with the best coefficient of water utilization of 10.4MW/km². Itaipu generated 79.44 million MWh of energy in 2019, while the plant achieved a milestone in 2016 by setting a new world record for annual power generation with a production of 103.1 million MWh.

It is equal to the energy consumed by Paraguay for 11 years and by Argentina for one year.

Itaipu Hydroelectric Dam is the world’s second-largest operational hydroelectric power plant in terms of installed power.

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