Guri Dam


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Guri Dam,

24,364 ft (7,426 m) long and 531 ft (162 m) high, on the Caroní River, Bolívar state, SW Venezuela. Built in phases between 1963 and 1986, the dam consists of a central concrete gravity dam with earthen embankment dams on both sides. It impounds the 1,640-sq-mi (4,250-sq-km) Guri Reservoir, with a capacity of more than 110 million acre-ft (135 billion cu m). The Símon Bólivar power station immediately below the dam generates more than 10,000 MW and supplies some 70% of the country's electricity. It is the second largest hydroelectric plant in South America, exceeded only by that at the Itaipú DamItaipú Dam
, hydroelectric dam on the Paraná River, on the Brazil-Paraguay border. Jointly constructed (1975–91) by Brazil and Paraguay, it is the second-largest hydroelectric dam in the world, exceeded only by the Three Gorges Dam. The dam is 4.8 mi (7.
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The environmental impacts of the mining activities in the region are severe, and the toll of the Guri dam, which supplies power for nearby mining operations, is terrible.
Maduro's government had rationed electricity in the provinces, cut the work week for public employees to two days per week, and canceled school on Fridays to save power as the country's massive Guri dam dried up.
Vice President, Aristobulo Isturiz, announced from the Guri dam in the state Bolivar, he announced that the oil industry will provide 300 megawatts
The country is facing a major drought which has reduced the water level at El Guri dam - Venezuela's main dam and hydroelectric plant, which provides for about two-thirds of its energy needs - to near-critical levels.
A side effect has been decreased water flow (and thus reduced capacity) to the massive Guri Dam, a 10,200-megawatt behemoth that supplies more than 70% of the country's electricity.
The government says rationing is necessary to prevent a widespread power collapse if the water levels behind Guri Dam -- which supplies most of Venezuela's electricity -- fall to critical lows in the coming months due to a severe drought.
The government says rationing is necessary to prevent a widespread power collapse if the water levels behind Guri Dam - which supplies most of Venezuela's electricity - fall to critical lows in the coming months due to a severe drought.
The Guri dam complex, built with post-war oil riches in the 1960s, ranks as one of the world's largest hydro-electric projects.
A state-owned corporation, EDELCA had been created to oversee the completion of the Guri Dam on the Caroni River in the far southeast of Venezuela near the Guyana and Brazilian borders.
The 200 MW line stretches 680 km from Venezuela's Guri dam to Boa Vista in northern Brazil.
The Richard Alan Group has secured a major order worth over 500,000 [pounds sterling] for machining precision parts for hydraulic rams that are to be used for a maintenance project on the Guri Dam in Venezuela, the second largest hydro electric facility in the world.
The work is for hydraulic components that Mabey is supplying as part of a multi-million-pound order for work on the Guri Dam in Venezuela.