Largest Dams in North America by Installed Capacity

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Largest Dams in North America by Installed Capacity - the largest dam by installed capacity is Grand Coulee Dam of United States which generates 6,809MW of power. At second, is the 5,616MW Robert-Bourassa generating station of Canada, followed by Churchill Falls Generating Station of Canada which generates 5,428MW.

 Compare Grand Coulee Dam with Robert-Bourassa Generating Station from Canada.


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Grand Coulee Dam.   

Largest hydroelectric dam in North America. Grand Coulee Dam of United States is the largest hydroelectric dam in North America with an installed capacity of 6,809MW. Completed in 1942, the 168-meter tall dam has a structural volume of 9.16 million m3 and holds up to 12 billion m3 of water.

 

 Compare Grand Coulee Dam with El Cajón Dam from North America.

 Compare Grand Coulee Dam with Fort Randall Dam from North America.

Grand Coulee Dam (Youtube/Drones in the Wild)

Robert-Bourassa Generating Station.   

2nd Largest hydroelectric dam in North America. Robert-Bourassa Generating Station of Canada is the second-largest hydroelectric dam in North America with an installed capacity of 5,616MW. Completed in 1981, the 162-meter tall dam holds up to 61.70 billion m3 of water in its reservoir.

 

 Compare Robert-Bourassa Generating Station with Chief Joseph Dam from North America.

 Compare Robert-Bourassa Generating Station with El Cajón Dam from North America.

Welcome to Robert-Bourassa generating facility in Baie-James (Youtube/Hydro - Québec)

Churchill Falls Generating Station.   

3rd Largest hydroelectric dam in North America. Churchill Falls Generating Station of Canada is the third-largest hydroelectric dam in North America with an installed capacity of 5,428MW. Completed in 1974, the 64-meter tall dam has a structural volume of 2.20 million m3 and holds up to 32.64 billion m3 of water.

 

 Compare Churchill Falls Generating Station with Bath County Pumped Storage Station from North America.

 Compare Churchill Falls Generating Station with Daniel-Johnson Dam from North America.

Churchill Falls Generating Station (Youtube/VOCMNEWS)

Bath County Pumped Storage Station.   

Located in United States, Bath County Pumped Storage Station is a 41-meter tall dam with a structural volume of 3.10 million m3. Completed in 1985, Bath County Pumped Storage Station can hold up to 0.03 billion m3 of water and has an installed capacity of 3,003MW.

 

 Compare Bath County Pumped Storage Station with Cochiti Dam from North America.

 Compare Bath County Pumped Storage Station with Oroville Dam from North America.

Bath County Pumped Storage Station (Youtube/Dominion Energy)

 


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Largest Dams by Installed Capacity (MW): world | Asia | Europe | North America | South America | USA | Canada

Tallest Dams: world | Asia | Europe | North America | South America | USA | Canada

Dams with Largest Structural Volume: world | Asia | Europe | North America | South America | USA | Canada

Dams with Largest Reservoir Volume: world | Asia | Europe | North America | South America | USA | Canada


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