Itaipu Hydroelectric Plant

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The Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Plant viewed from above, is simply stunning
The Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Plant is the largest plant in the world that still works and performs its function of providing energy for much of Brazil. When visiting the tourist knows the turbine room, the functionality of the valves and do a bus tour over the dam.

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The Itaipu Hydroelectric Power Plant is one of the most visited tourism in Foz do Iguaçu and is considered the largest power plant in the world.

The plant is a binational undertaking, the result of a joint development by Brazil and Paraguay on the Paraná River. The installed power plant of about 12,600 MW (megawatts).

It is responsible for supplying over 80% of the electricity consumed throughout Paraguay and about 30% of supplies to the South, Southeast and Midwest regions of Brazil, regions in which the Brazilian population is concentrated in 65%.

For its grandeur and the interest it arouses in the world, the Itaipu power plant is among the main attractions of Foz do Iguaçu.

Since it was opened to visitors in 1977, the plant has already received about 10 million visitors from 162 countries. Visits to Itaipu are free, except at night when it is presented a light show at the plant.

Á three ways to meet the plant:

Panoramic Tour, which includes explanatory video and tour bus over the dam, stopping at the viewpoint;

Special Tour, more detailed and lengthy, with a visit to the interior of the plant.

Night Tour (only on Fridays and Saturdays), when the entire dam structure is illuminated in one designed by Peter Gasper signed and accompanied by music.

It is recommended to schedule the tours by telephone Tel: 0800-645-4645
The Itaipu Hydroelectric Plant fine at the end of Avenida Tancredo Neves (Reception Center Visitor)


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