Located on the Paraná River, Itaipu has become a worldwide reference in the use of river water to generate electricity. Its turbines produce 25% of the energy consumed in Brazil and 95% in Paraguay. Synonymous with gigantism, their numbers are impressive. Itaipu has an installed capacity of 12,600 megawatts, divided into 18 power generating units. Already the lake that feeds the plant is 170 km long and 29 billion cubic meters of water.Visitation - Visits to the Itaipu fall in tourism, special and technical, the latter exclusively for professionals. For the average tourist the best thing to do is schedule a special tour, which includes stops for viewpoints and central spillway, plus a foray into the production building of the dam.Another option is the guided tour, which does not require the scheduling time. Her visitors watch a documentary about Itaipu, and have the possibility to admire the plant in viewpoints.Hours of Operation:Panoramic Tour: Monday to Sunday, 8:30, 9:30, 10:30, 11:30, 12:30, 13:30, 14:30, 15:30 and 16:30.Technical Visit (booked in advance): Monday to Sunday, 8:30 am, 09:00 am 10:30 am, 11:00, 14:00, 14:30, 16:00 and 16:30.