Itaipu Dam, or how a dam can supply the 75% of one American country´s energy

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The Itapu Dam, situated on the border of Brazil and Paraguay, generated 89,5 Twh of energy in 2015, the most of any dam in the world

“The sounding stone” is the Guarani translation of the Itapu Dam, that bears the Paraná river, the 7th largest in the world, between Brazil and Paraguay. This dam, that uses 20 generators, supplies 20% of Brazil´s total energy with 14,000 MW of installed power supply. During 2013, the Itapu Dam, that has a max width of 12km,  reached it record generating 98,630 GWh, only exceeded by the Three Gorges Dam, in China.


Panoramic view of the dam

If we talk about how this dam is a key energy resource, we find that Paraguay, recieves it´s 75% of electricity demand from Itaipu Dam, something that makes this country one of the most enviromentally friendly of the world.

But this data is not the only one that shows…

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