Itaipu hydro facility sets new power generation record

Brazil's 14 GW Itaipu hydropower plant has broken its own world record for annual power production, operator Itaipu Binacional said.

The plant's previous mark was 98.2 TWh, a record established in 2011-12. In 2012-13, Itaipu produced 98.63 TWh.

In April 2013, the hydroelectric project was already on pace to a record-breaking year, having broken a 2009 record in production with a first quarter output of 8.86 TWh.

Located on the Parana River between the borders of Brazil and Paraguay, the Itaipu complex met 16.9 percent of Brazil's demand and 75 percent of Paraguay's demand in 2013, the company said.

Itaipu is the world's second largest hydropower plant, trailing on China's Three Gorges in overall capacity.

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now

Whitepapers

Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...

Leveraging the Power of Information in the Energy Industry

Information Governance is about more than compliance. It’s about using your information to drive ...

Reduce Engineering Project Complexity

Engineering document management presents unique and complex challenges. A solution based in Enter...

Revolutionizing Asset Management in the Electric Power Industry

With the arrival of the Industrial Internet of Things, data is growing and becoming more accessib...

Latest PennEnergy Jobs

PennEnergy Oil & Gas Jobs