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Itaipú Dam

(ētī`po͞o), 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 DamThree Gorges Dam,
607 ft (185 m) high and 7,575 ft (2,309 m) long, on the Chang (Yangtze) River, central Hubei prov., China, 30 mi (48 km) W of Yichang. The largest concrete structure in the world, the dam itself was constructed from 1994 to 2006.
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. The dam is 4.8 mi (7.76 km) long and rises to a height of 643 ft (196 m). The power plant has a 20 generating units with a total production capacity of 14,000 MW. By the year 2000, the facility was generating some 94% of Paraguay's energy supply and about 20% of Brazil's. The Itaipú Reservoir, created by the dam, stretches nearly 100 mi (161 km) upstream; Guairá Falls is submerged by its waters.
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Debt related to the Itaipu dam has been amortizing yearly and expected to be fully paid off by 2022.
1982 - Itaipu Dam, the world's largest hydroelectric plant, is inaugurated on the Brazil-Paraguay border.
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Paraguay shares with its much larger neighbors the region's major hydroelectric plants (NotiSur, June 3, 2011), the binational Itaipu dam (with Brazil) and Yacyreta (with Argentina).
The Itaipu Dam, on the Parana River bordering Brazil and Paraguay, is one of the world's largest hydroelectric projects.
The Belo Monte Dam will be the third largest in the world, behind only the Three Gorges Dam in China, and the bi-national Itaipu Dam, with installed capacities of 22,500 MW and 14,000 MW respectively.
From the colossal Itaipu Dam on the Parana River in South America which supplies electricity to 23 million people, to cities, towns, and industrial plants throughout the world, energy is provided by this means.
When completed, the 11,000-megawatt dam will be the world's third largest, behind China's Three Gorges dam and the Itaipu dam that straddles the border of Brazil and Paraguay.
He said that Paraguay has become an energy sufficient nation due to hydro electric plants as only Itaipu Dam produces around 18,000 MV of electricity.