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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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Its biomethane, a fuel derived from the refining of biogas which is employed as a substitute for natural gas, is used in vehicles at the giant Itaipu hydroelectric plant shared by Brazil and Paraguay on the Parana River, which forms part of the border between the two countries.
The country's National Energy Administration said service was restored by afternoon by redirecting energy from the Itaipu hydroelectric plant the country shares with neighboring Brazil.
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The ambassador told the group that the president of the Itaipu Dam had expressed his interest in entertaining a Pakistani delegation of professionals and technicians who could learn from Brazil in its hydro electricity production and could share information on Pakistan's energy and water needs by experience sharing from South America's biggest dam.
Commons Foundation, based in South Korea, would be building the mining farm near the Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Plant, which is among the largest in the world with an annual power output of 103 terawatts. Only 20 percent of the nation's power is consumed internally, and the rest is exported.
1982 Itaipu Dam, the world's largest hydroelectric plant, is inaugurated on the Brazil-Paraguay border.
Paraguay's strong economic growth is based on several factors, foremost of which are commodity exports, the world's fourth-largest exporter of soybeans and the sixth largest source of maize, one of the world's largest hydropower producers, one-fourth of which is generated by one of the world's largest dams, the Itaipu dam, jointly owned and operated by the governments of Paraguay and Brazil.
Diante do exposto, o presente estudo buscou investigar o seguinte problema de pesquisa: Como ocorrem as relacoes multiniveis e a transicao para ecoinovacao a partir do caso do Programa Veiculo Eletrico da Itaipu Brasil?
1): Paraty (23[degrees]13'S, 42o01'W), Itaipu (22[degrees]59'S, 43[degrees]04'W), Prainha (22[degrees]57'S, 42[degrees]00'W), Cabo Frio Island (23[degrees]00'S, 42[degrees]00'W), Forno (22[degrees]57'S, 42[degrees]01'W), Pero (22[degrees]52'S, 44[degrees]42'W) and Ferradura (22o45'S, 41o53'W).