HEP - Power Generation

Causes of HEPitaipu-300x229[1].jpg

1. Large amounts of rainfall and fast flowing rivers

The Effects of HEP

Environmental
1. The dam flooded large areas of land
2. Changes in river flow downstream
3. Loss of plant and animal species

Social and Political
1. Power shortages in Brazil can be solved by HEP
2. The Yanomano tribe had to move to big cities

Economic
1. The Itapu dam generates electricty for Brazil's industries