3. Xiluodu Dam (China) – 13,860 MW Capacity (Hydro)
The Xiluodu Dam is an arch dam on the Jinsha River, i.e. the upper course of the Yangtze in China. It is located near the town of Xiluodu in Yongshan County of Yunnan Province but the dam straddles into Leibo County of Sichuan Province on the opposite side of the river.
2. Itaipu Dam (Brazil/ Paraguay) – 14,000 MW Capacity (Hydro)
The Itaipu Dam is a hydroelectric dam on the Paraná River located on the border between Brazil and Paraguay. The construction of the dam was first contested by Argentina, but the negotiations and resolution of the dispute ended up setting the basis for Argentine–Brazilian integration later on.
1. Three Gorges Dam (China) – 22,500 MW Capacity (Hydro)
The Three Gorges Dam is a hydroelectric gravity dam that spans the Yangtze River. As well as producing electricity, the dam is intended to increase the Yangtze River’s shipping capacity and reduce the potential for floods downstream by providing flood storage space. China regards the project as monumental as well as a success socially and economically, with the design of state-of-the-art large turbines, and a move toward limiting greenhouse gas emissions.