Hydroelectricity


Featured Hydroelectric Power Stations:

    1. Itaipu


    Location: Foz do Iguacu (Brazil)
    Maintained by: Itaipu Binacional
    Length: 7,700 m (25,300 ft)
    Height: 196 m (643 ft)
    Installed capacity: 14,000 MW
    Turbines: 20 x 700 MW
    Construction cost: US$19.6 billion
    Water taken from: Parana river
    to Lake / reservoir: Itaipu reservoir

    In the Web:



Usina Hidroelétrica Itaipu Binacional
Image by Rodrigo_Soldon

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    2. Hoover Dam


    Location: Clark County, Nevada / Mohave County, Arizona
    Maintained by: U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
    Length: 1244 ft (379 m)
    Height: 726.4 ft (221 m)
    Installed capacity: 2078 MW
    Turbines: 17 Main
    Construction cost: $49 million
    Water taken from: Colorado river
    to Lake / reservoir: Lake Mead

    In the Web:



Hoover Dam
Image by andy.oc

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    3. Guri Dam


    Location: Necuima Canyon, Bolivar, Venezuela
    Maintained by: Electrificacion del Caroni
    Length: 1,300 m (4,300 ft)
    Height: 162 m (531 ft)
    Installed capacity: 10,235 MW
    Turbines: 10 x 730 MW - 3 x 400 MW - 1 x 340 MW
    Water taken from: Caroni river
    to Lake / reservoir: Guri Reservoir

    In the Web:



Guri Dam
Image by Mazda6 (Tor)

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    4. Chicoasen Dam


    Location: Chiapas, Mexico
    Maintained by: CFE
    Length: ??
    Height: 265 m (869 ft)
    Installed capacity: 1,500 MW
    Turbines: 5 x 300 MW
    Water taken from: Grijalva river
    to Lake / reservoir: Chicoasen Reservoir

    In the Web:



Cañón del Sumidero - Presa Chicoasén
Image by enrq01

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    5. Ataturk Dam


    Location: Sanliurfa, Turkey
    Maintained by: State Hydraulic Works (DSI)
    Length: 1,819 m (5,968 ft)
    Height: 169 m (554 ft)
    Installed capacity: 2,400 MW
    Water taken from: Euphrates river
    to Lake / reservoir: Lake Ataturk

    In the Web:



Ataturk Dam
Image by adamsofen

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    6. Aswan Dam


    Location: Aswan, Egypt
    Maintained by: Upper Egypt Electricity
    Length: 3,830 m (12,565 ft)
    Height: 111 m (364 ft)
    Installed capacity: 2,100 MW
    Water taken from: Nile river
    to Lake / reservoir: Lake Nasser

    In the Web:



Aswan Dam and Lake Nasser
Image by PrairyErthling

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    7. Tarbela Dam


    Location: Tarbela, Pakistan
    Maintained by: WAPDA
    Length: 2,743 m (9,000 ft)
    Height: 143 m (470 ft)
    Installed capacity: 3,478 MW
    Water taken from: Indus river
    to Lake / reservoir: Tarbela reservoir

    In the Web:



Tarbela Dam
Image by NIAZ ALI

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    8. Grand Coulee Dam


    Location: Grant / Okanogan counties, Washington, USA
    Maintained by: U.S. Bureau of Reclamation
    Length: 5,223 ft (1592 m)
    Height: 550 ft (168 m)
    Installed capacity: 6,809 MW
    Water taken from: Columbia River
    to Lake / reservoir: Franklin Delano Roosevelt Lake

    In the Web:



Grand Coulee Dam
Image by Bureau of Reclamation

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    9. W. A. C. Bennett Dam


    Location: British Columbia, Canada
    Maintained by: BC Hydro
    Length: 2,068 m (6,785 ft)
    Height: 186 m (610 ft)
    Installed capacity: 2,730 MW
    Water taken from: Peace River
    to Lake / reservoir: Williston Lake

    In the Web:



WAC Bennett Dam, Peace River BC 2002
Image by CanadaGood

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