Friday, 17 August 2012

World's 10 largest power producing facilities

Three Gorges Dam China

The Three Gorges Dam is a hydroelectric dam that spans the Yangtze River by the town of Sandouping, located in Yiling District, Yichang, Hubei province, China. The Three Gorges Dam is the world's largest power station in terms of installed capacity (22,500 MW) but is second to Itaipu Dam with regard to the generation of electricity annually.

Itaipu Dam
Brazil/ Paraguay

The Itaipu Dam is a hydroelectric dam on the Paraná River located on the border between Brazil and Paraguay. The name "Itaipu" was taken from an isle that existed near the construction site. In the Guaraní language, Itaipu means "the sound of a stone".The dam's 14,000 MW installed capacity is second to the Three Gorges Dam's 22,500 MW.


Guri Dam
The Guri Dam is a concrete gravity and embankment dam in Bolívar State, Venezuela on the Caroni River. As of 2009, the hydroelectric plant was the third-largest in the world, with 10,200 MW capacity.


Kashiwazaki–Kariwa Nuclear Power

The Kashiwazaki–Kariwa Nuclear Power Plant is owned and operated by The Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPCO). It is the largest nuclear generating station in the world by net electrical power rating. It has a 8,212 MW capacity, though only 4,912 MW are operational after an earthquake in 2007.


Tucurui Dam

The The Tucuruí Dam is a concrete gravity dam on the Tocantins River located on the Tucuruí County in the State of Pará, Brazil. The main purpose of the dam is hydroelectric power production and navigation. It is the first large-scale hydroelectric project in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest. The maximum capacity of the 25-unit plant is 8,370 MW.
Bruce Nuclear Generating Station

Bruce Nuclear Generating Station is a Canadian nuclear power station located on the eastern shore of Lake Huron, in the communities of Inverhuron and Tiverton, Ontario. It is the second largest nuclear generating station in the world by net electrical power rating. The Bruce station is the largest nuclear facility in North America, and second largest in the world

Grand Coulee Dam

Grand Coulee Dam is a gravity dam on the Columbia River in the US state of Washington built to produce hydroelectric power and provide irrigation. The power station's installed capacity is 6,809 MW.

Longtan Dam

Dam is a large roller-compacted concrete (RCC) gravity dam on the Hongshui River in Tian'e County of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China, a tributary of the Xi River and the Pearl River.The power station has an installed capacity of 6,300 MW.

Krasnoyarsk Dam

The Krasnoyarsk Dam is a 124-metre (407 ft) high concrete gravity dam located on the Yenisey River about 30 kilometres (19 mi) upstream from Krasnoyarsk in Divnogorsk, Russia. Its installed capacity is 6,000 MW

aporizhzhia Nuclear Power Plant

The Zaporizhia Nuclear Power Station in Ukraine is the largest nuclear power plant in Europe and the third largest in the world. Its installed capacity is 6,000 MWe.

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