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eBook The Itaipu Dam: World's Biggest Dam (Reading Power: Record-Breaking Structures) ePub

by Mark Thomas

  • ISBN: 0823959937
  • Category: Arts Music and Photography
  • Subcategory: For Children
  • Author: Mark Thomas
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Rosen Publishing Group (January 1, 2003)
  • ePub book: 1723 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1458 kb
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  • Rating: 4.9
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It is the world's largest facility built to create electricity by the use of water power

It is the world's largest facility built to create electricity by the use of water power. Itaipu Dam Construction It took over 15 years to construct the Itaipu dam. Building began in 1975 and was completed in 1991. Construction reached its peak in 1978, at which point 30000 people were working on building the dam. The dam has a height equivalent to that of a 65 storey building and is almost 8 kilometers long

The construction of the dam was first contested by Argentina, but the negotiations and resolution of the dispute ended up setting the basis for Argentineā€“Brazilian integration later on. The name "Itaipu" was taken from an isle that existed near the construction site.

The Itaipu Dam's hydroelectric power plant produced the most energy of any in the world as of 2016, setting a new world record of 103,098,366 megawatt hours (MWh), and surpassed the

Itaipu Dam: Taking Second Place for Power Generation. The dam officially opened in 1984, and since then has hit multiple world records. It is the country's biggest hydroelectric plant owned and operated 100% by Brazil. Before the unveiling of the Three Gorges Dam, the Itaipu Dam held the number one spot worldwide. Most notable of these was in 2016 when the facility generated 103,098,366 megawatt hours, which remains the current world record.

Disscusses in simple terms, the Itaipu dam, including where it is located, how it was built, and how it provides electricity.