Itaipu Dam

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The Itaipu Dam (Barragem de Itaipu, Represa de Itaipú;, ) is a hydroelectric dam on the Paraná River located on the border between Brazil and Paraguay.wikipedia
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Paraná River

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The Itaipu Dam (Barragem de Itaipu, Represa de Itaipú;, ) is a hydroelectric dam on the Paraná River located on the border between Brazil and Paraguay.
The falls were flooded, however, by the construction of the Itaipu Dam, which began operating in 1984.

Hydroelectricity

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The Itaipu Dam (Barragem de Itaipu, Represa de Itaipú;, ) is a hydroelectric dam on the Paraná River located on the border between Brazil and Paraguay.
The Itaipu Dam opened in 1984 in South America as the largest, producing 14 GW, but was surpassed in 2008 by the Three Gorges Dam in China at 22.5 GW.

Three Gorges Dam

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The Itaipu Dam's hydroelectric power plant produced the most energy of any in the world as of 2016, setting a new world record of 103,098,366 megawatt hours (MWh), and surpassed the Three Gorges Dam plant in energy production in 2015 and 2016.
In 2014, the dam generated 98.8 terawatt-hours (TWh) and had the world record, but was surpassed by the Itaipú Dam, which set the new world record in 2016, producing 103.1 TWh.

Ciudad del Este

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The project ranges from Foz do Iguaçu, in Brazil, and Ciudad del Este in Paraguay, in the south to Guaíra and Salto del Guairá in the north.
In the vicinity of Ciudad del Este are the Itaipú Dam, one of the largest hydroelectric power plants in the world; and the Iguazu Falls.

HVDC Itaipu

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Since the output capacity of the Paraguayan generators far exceeds the load in Paraguay, most of their production is exported directly to the Brazilian side, from where two 600 kV HVDC lines, each approximately 800 km long, carry the majority of the energy to the São Paulo/Rio de Janeiro region where the terminal equipment converts the power to 60 Hz.
The HVDC Itaipu is a High-voltage direct current overhead line transmission system in Brazil from the Itaipu hydroelectric power plant to the region of São Paulo.

Foz do Iguaçu

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The project ranges from Foz do Iguaçu, in Brazil, and Ciudad del Este in Paraguay, in the south to Guaíra and Salto del Guairá in the north.
Foz do Iguaçu is home of the Itaipu dam, the world's second largest hydroelectric plant in power generation, after the Three Gorges Dam in China.

Salto del Guairá

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The project ranges from Foz do Iguaçu, in Brazil, and Ciudad del Este in Paraguay, in the south to Guaíra and Salto del Guairá in the north.
Its establishment coincides with the period of advancing agricultural frontier eastward, the construction of the Itaipu Dam and the extinction of the waterfalls in Saltos del Guairá

Brazil

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The Itaipu Dam (Barragem de Itaipu, Represa de Itaipú;, ) is a hydroelectric dam on the Paraná River located on the border between Brazil and Paraguay.
Brazil is the world's tenth largest energy consumer with much of its energy coming from renewable sources, particularly hydroelectricity and ethanol; the Itaipu Dam is the world's largest hydroelectric plant by energy generation.

Paraguay

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The Itaipu Dam (Barragem de Itaipu, Represa de Itaipú;, ) is a hydroelectric dam on the Paraná River located on the border between Brazil and Paraguay.
This production is from two large hydroelectric power projects along its borders, including the Itaipu Dam, the world's second largest generating station.

Gurgel Itaipu

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Brazil's (and Latin America's) first electric car was introduced in late 1974; it received the name Itaipu in honor of the project.
The car was named after the hydro-electric dam and power plant on the border of Brazil, Argentina and Paraguay.

ELC Electroconsult

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In 1970, the consortium formed by the companies ELC Electroconsult S.p.A. (from Italy) and IECO (from the United States) won the international competition for the realization of the viability studies and for the elaboration of the construction project.

Itaipu (Glass)

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The American composer Philip Glass has written a symphonic cantata named Itaipu, in honour of the structure.
The composition was written in 1989, and pays homage to the world's largest hydroelectric dam, built on the Paraná River between Paraguay and Brazil.

Wonders of the World

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In 1994, the American Society of Civil Engineers elected the Itaipu Dam as one of the seven modern Wonders of the World.

Guaíra Falls

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The world's largest waterfall by volume, the Guaíra Falls, was drowned by the newly formed Itaipu reservoir.
The falls ceased to exist in 1982 when they were inundated by the impoundment of the Itaipu Dam reservoir.

Iguazu Falls

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Each turbine generates around 700 MW; by comparison, all the water from the Iguaçu Falls would have the capacity to feed only two generators.
The water of the lower Iguazu collects in a canyon that drains into the Paraná River, a short distance downstream from the Itaipu Dam.

List of largest hydroelectric power stations

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The Three Gorges Dam in Hubei, China, has the world's largest instantaneous generating capacity (22,500 MW), with the Itaipu Dam in Brazil/Paraguay in second place (14,000 MW).

List of conventional hydroelectric power stations

After passing on 7 December 2007 the 14,000 MW mark of the Itaipu Dam, the facility was ranked as the largest power-generating facility ever built.

List of largest power stations

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Santa Maria Ecological Corridor

The Santa Maria Ecological Corridor now connects the Iguaçu National Park with the protected margins of Lake Itaipu, and via these margins with the Ilha Grande National Park.
It connects the Iguaçu National Park in Brazil, which adjoins the Iguazú National Park in Argentina, with the protected margins of Lake Itaipu, and via these margins with the Ilha Grande National Park.

Hernandarias District

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It is located across the highway from the Itaipu Dam.

Concrete

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The previous record was 12.3 million cubic meters held by Itaipu hydropower station in Brazil.

Iguaçu National Park

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The Santa Maria Ecological Corridor now connects the Iguaçu National Park with the protected margins of Lake Itaipu, and via these margins with the Ilha Grande National Park.
The Santa Maria Ecological Corridor connects the Iguaçu National Park with the protected margins of Lake Itaipu, and via these margins with the Ilha Grande National Park.

Ilha Grande National Park

The Santa Maria Ecological Corridor now connects the Iguaçu National Park with the protected margins of Lake Itaipu, and via these margins with the Ilha Grande National Park.
The Santa Maria Ecological Corridor connects the Iguaçu National Park with the protected margins of Lake Itaipu, and via these margins with the Ilha Grande National Park.

Guarani language

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In the Guarani language, Itaipu means "the sounding stone".