Field Trips
Itaipu Hydroelectric
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On Wednesday, October 9, 2019, we will have an excursion to Itaipu Hydroelectric and will participate on some laser scanning demonstrations. The Itaipu Hydroelectric dam is the second largest in the world, located on the Paraná River in the border between Brazil and Paraguay.

The contribution of Itaipu Binacional to the conservation of biodiversity and water resources in the border region between Brazil and Paraguay, as well as the role of hydroelectricity in the generation of clean and renewable energy for the two countries, is the focus of the visit.

The name "Itaipu" was taken from an isle that existed near the construction site. In the Guarani language, Itaipu means "the sounding stone". Although second in size, 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 Three Gorges Dam chinese plant in energy production in 2015 and 2016.