Top 10 Biggest Hydroelectric Power Station in the world
Top 10 Biggest Hydroelectric Power station in the world1. Three Gorges Dam
2. The Itaipu Dam
The Itaipu Dam is a hydroelectric dam on the Paraná River located on the border between Brazil and Paraguay. It is a binational undertaking run by Brazil and Paraguay at the Paraná River on the border section between the two countries, 15 km north of the Friendship Bridge. The installed generation capacity of the plant is 14 GW, with 20 generating units providing 700 MW each with a hydraulic design head of 118 metres (387 ft). In 2013 the plant generated a record 98.6 TWh, supplying approximately 75% of the electricity consumed by Paraguay and 17% of that consumed by Brazil.
3. The Xiluodu Dam
4. The Guri Dam
The Guri Dam is a concrete gravity and embankment dam in Bolívar State, Venezuela on the Caroni River. Its official name is Central Hidroeléctrica Simón Bolívar, installed power 10,200 MW. It is 7,426 metres long and 162 m high. It impounds the large Guri Reservoir (Embalse de Guri), with a surface area of 4,250 square kilometres (1,641 sq mi) it is the largest fresh water body of water in Venezuela and the eleventh largest man-made lake in the world.
5. The Tucuruí Dam
6. The Grand Coulee Dam
7. The Longtan Dam
8. The Sayano–Shushenskaya Dam
9. The Krasnoyarsk Dam
10. The Robert-Bourassa generating station
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