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Itaipu Binacional: world leader in clean and renewable energy
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27/10/2017
Itaipu Binacional is the result of the cooperation between Brazilians and Paraguayans who, together, have overcome the challenge of converting the waters of Paraná, one of the largest rivers in the world into electric energy. 
 
With 14,000 megawatts of installed capacity, the plant holds the world record of annual energy production, with 103,098,366 megawatts/hour (103.1 million MWh) generated in 2016. Its second-best mark was registered in 2013, with 98.6 million MWh. 
 
Itaipu is also the largest power-generating hydroelectric plant in history, with more than 2.5 billion MWh produced since 1984. The plant is currently responsible for about 17% of Brazil’s electricity supply and 76% of the supply to Paraguay. 
 
Today, however, the reach of the plant extends far beyond the production of quality energy. Itaipu became one of the main driving forces behind the economic and social development of the border region between these two countries.
 
Since the beginning of its operation, Itaipu Binacional has already paid in royalties more than US$10 billion for Brazil and Paraguay (half for each country). The amount is calculated according to the energy generated during each year. 
 
Since 2003, the company’s mission has incorporated social and environmental responsibility, which translates into a number of programs focused on the environment and the communities located around the plant. Itaipu is also a signatory of several national and international commitments, such as the Sustainable Development Goals (ODS), the Earth Charter and Women’s Empowerment Principles, among others.
 
These commitments are expressed in actions that make the hydroelectric plant a model for new projects in the electricity sector and that prove that hydroelectricity can walk at the same pace of social inclusion and the preservation of nature.