Hydroelectric plant expansion to power industry and exports
Interview with Ángel Recalde, Managing Director — Yacyretá Yacyretá hydroelectric plant, owned by Paraguay and Argentina, already provides about 20% of Paraguay’s energy requirements. Now calls for international bids to expand it are being prepared.
Paraguay: pioneer in renewable and hydroelectric energy supply
Paraguay generates the highest percentage of renewable energy per capita in the world and is the fourth-largest electricity exporter worldwide, surpassed only by France, Germany and Canada. The country has the capacity to produce five times its national electricity requirements and contains the plant that generates the highest volume of hydroelectric power on the planet.
Generating an abundance of energy
Leading Edge in conversation with Ángel Recalde, Magaging Director of Yacyretá hydroelectric power station, built over the waterfalls of Yacyretá-Apipé in the Paraná River, between Corrientes in Argentina and Ayola in Paraguay