Himanshi singh May 19, 2020
The Three Gorges dam in China is the largest power station in the world. It can produce 22,500 Megawatts of energy, the most of any power plant on Earth. The dam spans the Yangtze River in central China, just downstream from the Three Gorges. On average, the plant produces 95 TWh of electricity per year.
The power station with the second greatest energy production capacity is the Itaipu Dam, which sits along the border between Brazil and Paraguay. The Paraná River powers the dam, which has a power generation capacity of 14,000 Megawatts.
The Xiluodu Dam on China's Jinsha River Valley is the third largest power station on Earth. The dam measures 278 meters tall and 698 meters long. It sits between the counties of Leibo and Yonshan and is both a power generator, irrigation system, and flood water control.
The Belo Monte Dam, formerly called the Kararaô dam, is the fourth largest power station in the world. This hydroelectric dam is located in Pará, Brazil, along the Xingu River. The dam has 18 turbines and was completed in 2019.
The Guri Dam first underwent construction in 1969 and was completed in 1986. It was built on the Caroní River in the eastern part of Venezuela. The power station has a capacity of 10,235 Megawatts.
The Wudongde Dam is another large hydroelectric dam in China. It is located on the Yangtze River's upper section. It spans part of the Sichuan and Yunnan provinces in southwest China. The power station has a capacity of 10,200 Megawatts.
The Jebel Ali Power Plant is a combination oil and gas-powered CCGT plant. It is located in Dubai, UAE, along the Persian Gulf near the Jebel Ali port. The plant itself is a power complex that contains nine different plants across a distance of some three kilometers.
The Tucurui Dam is a hydroelectric power plant located in Pará, Brazil, on the Tocantins River. It is a large-scale concrete gravity dam with an installed capacity of 8,370 megawatts. The dam was the first of its kind to be built in the Amazon rainforest.
The Jinquan Wind Power Base, also known as the Gansu Wind Farm, is located in the desert of the Gansu province of China. The power base consists of multiple large wind farms and some 92,000 wind turbines, which have a combined capacity of 7,965 megawatts
The Kori Nuclear Power Plant is the 10th largest power station in the world and has a capacity of 7,489 megawatts. It is located in Busan, South Korea, and is actually the largest fully operational nuclear generating station in the world
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