Largest Dams in South America by Installed Capacity

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Largest Dams in South America by Installed Capacity - the largest dam by installed capacity is Itaipu Dam of Brazil-Paraguay which generates 14,000MW of power. At second, is the 11,233MW Belo Monte Dam of Brazil, followed by Guri Dam of Venezuela which generates 10,235MW.

 Compare Itaipu Dam with Campos Novos Dam from Brazil.


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Itaipu Dam.   

2nd largest hydroelectric dam in the world. Itaipu Dam of Brazil-Paraguay is the second-largest hydroelectric dam in the world with an installed capacity of 14,000MW. Completed in 1984, the 196-meter tall dam has a structural volume of 12.30 million m3 and holds up to 29 billion m3 of water.

 

 Compare Itaipu Dam with Ilha Solteira Dam from South America.

 Compare Itaipu Dam with Campos Novos Dam from South America.

Itaipù Dam: the world's largest generator of renewable clean energy (credit: Youtube/Total)

Belo Monte Dam.   

2nd Largest hydroelectric dam in South America. Belo Monte Dam of Brazil is the second-largest hydroelectric dam in South America with an installed capacity of 11,233MW. Completed in 2016, the 90-meter tall dam has a structural volume of 25.36 million m3 and holds up to 1.89 billion m3 of water.

 

 Compare Belo Monte Dam with Jirau Dam from South America.

 Compare Belo Monte Dam with Ilha Solteira Dam from South America.

Belo Monte - Plant and Power Houses (Youtube/UHE Belo Monte)

Guri Dam.   

3rd Largest hydroelectric dam in South America. Guri Dam of Venezuela is the third-largest hydroelectric dam in South America with an installed capacity of 10,235MW. Completed in 1978, the 162-meter tall dam has a structural volume of 29.80 million m3 and holds up to 135 billion m3 of water.

 

 Compare Guri Dam with Ilha Solteira Dam from South America.

 Compare Guri Dam with Santo Antônio Dam from South America.

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Tucuruí Dam.   

Located in Brazil, Tucuruí Dam is a 78-meter tall dam with an installed capacity of 8,370MW. Completed in 1984, Tucuruí Dam can hold up to 45 billion m3 of water.

 

 Compare Tucuruí Dam with Belo Monte Dam from South America.

 Compare Tucuruí Dam with Irapé Dam from South America.

Tucuruí Dam - Brazil (Youtube/u b)

 


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