Ilha Solteira Dam

The Ilha Solteira Dam is an embankment dam on the Parana River near Ilha Solteira in São Paulo, Brazil. It was constructed between 1967 and 1973 for hydroelectric power production, flood control and navigation.

The dam supports hydroelectric power plant with an installed capacity of 3,444 MW. The power plant contains 20 generators with Francis turbines that broken down into three ratings: 11 X 170 MW, 5 X 174 MW and 4 X 176 MW. In 2005, the power plant produced 17.9 billion kWh of electricity.
Ilha Solteira Dam
Locale Ilha Solteira, São Paulo, Brazil
Construction began 1967
Opening date 1973
Owner(s) CESP
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Embankment, concrete portion
Height 76 m (249 ft)
Length 5.6 km (3.5 mi)
Impounds Parana River
Type of spillway Service, gate-controlled
Spillway capacity 40,000 m3/s (1,400,000 cu ft/s)
Creates Ilha Solteira Reservoir
Capacity 21.2 km3 (5.1 cu mi)
Surface area 1,195 km2 (461 sq mi)
Power station
Commission date 1973-1978
Type Yes
Turbines 20 x Francis turbines
Installed capacity 3,444 MW
Annual generation 17.9 billion kWh (2005)