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Itaipu Binacional

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Usina Hidrelétrica de Itaipu (Itaipu) is a hydroelectric power plant formed by 20 generator units with an installed power capacity to produce 14,000MW. Itaipú is a Latin American asset controlled by the Brazilian and Paraguayan governments. The purpose of the entity is to make use of the water resources of Parana river between Guaira and the mouth of Iguaçu River, which belong as a condominium to both countries, by constructing and operating a hydroelectric plant. It generates electricity with social and environmental responsibility, fostering economic, tourist and technological sustained development in Brazil and Paraguay. It provides nearly 17% of the energy consumed in Brazil and 75% of the energy consumed in Paraguay. On the Brazilian side, the plant is connected to the Foz do Iguaçu substation while in Paraguay it is linked to the Margem Direita substation, which has the responsibility to inject the energy to each country's electric system.

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