If you have spent nights awake wondering where the world’s power comes from, have no fear this ultimate map should help set the record straight. This map displays the world’s largest power plants. Consisting of coal plants, fuel oil plants, natural gas plants, nuclear plants, oil shale power plants, biomass power plants, geothermal plants, run of the river hydro plants, solar power plants, wind power plants and more, this map lays out the world’s entire power grid. The largest power plants in the world are all hydro powered. Three Gorges Dam in China is top of the list with a 22,500 MW capacity. Itaipu Dam in Brazil/Paraguay is next with a 14,000 MW capacity. Xiluodu hydro plant in China comes in third with 13,860 MW capacity. The Belo Monte hydro plant in Brazil ranks 4th with a 11,233 MW capacity and the Guri hydro plant in Venezuela comes in 5th with a 10,235 MW capacity.
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