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Storm knocks out 5 Itaipu turbines, forces power plant on Brazil/Paraguay border to release water

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - A storm in western Paraná on Saturday, October 23, interrupted the operation of transmission lines connecting the Itaipu binational hydropower plant to the interconnected national grid (SIN), automatically shutting down five of the plant's 20 turbines for safety reasons.

The Itaipu dam's hydroelectric power plant produced the second most electricity of any in the world as of 2020, only surpassed by China's Three Gorges Dam plant in electricity production.

As a result of the drop in power generation, the water level and the level of the Paraná River fell downstream of the power . . .

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