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Ohau A
Country New Zealand
Location Canterbury
Coordinates 44°15′52″S 170°1′56″E / 44.26444°S 170.03222°E / -44.26444; 170.03222Coordinates: 44°15′52″S 170°1′56″E / 44.26444°S 170.03222°E / -44.26444; 170.03222
Status Operational
Commission date 1979-80
Owner(s) Meridian Energy

Ohau A is a power station operated by Meridian Energy in the South Island of New Zealand.

It is located on the artificial Ohau canal. The dam is fed by water from Lake Ohau and Lake Pukaki and spills into the artificial Lake Ruataniwha.

Ohau A has a net head of 59 metres (194 ft). It is part of the Waitaki hydro scheme which consists of eight power stations operated from a control centre near Twizel. Construction of the power station commenced in 1971.

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