Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Plant, the largest in operation
in the world, is a binational enterprise jointly developed
by Brazil and Paraguay in the Paraná River.
The installed power of the Plant is 12,600 MW (megawatts),
with 18 generating units of 700 MW each. The production
record of the year 2000 - 93.4 billion kilowatt-hours
(kWh) - was responsible for the supply of 95% of the
electric power consumed in Paraguay and 24% of the
total demand in the Brazilian market.
height of the main dam is 196 meters, equivalent to
the height of a 65 storey building. The total volume
of concrete used in the construction of Itaipu would
be sufficient to build 210 football stadiums like
the “Maracanã”, in Rio de Janeiro.
The iron and steel employed would permit building
380 Eiffel Towers.
arrival at Itaipu Plant, visitors will watch a short
film telling about the history of the dam, one of
the "seven wonders of the world". Then local
buses take visitors below and on the top of the wall,
an amazing and interesting experience.
Distance from downtown: 12 KM
of the tour: Monday to Saturday at 8h, 9h,
10h, 14h, 15h or 15h30min