Jaguara Dam

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Jaguara Dam
Jaguara Dam is located in Brazil
Jaguara Dam
Location of Jaguara Dam in Brazil
Official name Usina Hidrelétrica de Jaguara
Country Brazil
Location Rifaina
Coordinates 20°01′25.73″S 47°26′01.41″W / 20.0238139°S 47.4337250°W / -20.0238139; -47.4337250Coordinates: 20°01′25.73″S 47°26′01.41″W / 20.0238139°S 47.4337250°W / -20.0238139; -47.4337250
Purpose Power
Status Operational
Construction began 1966
Opening date 1971
Owner(s) CEMIG
Dam and spillways
Impounds Grande River
Height 40 m (130 ft)
Length 325 m (1,066 ft)
Spillway type Gate-controlled
Total capacity 470×10^6 m3 (380,000 acre·ft)
Power Station
Commission date 1971
Turbines 4 x 106 MW (142,000 hp) Francis-type[1]
Installed capacity 424 MW (569,000 hp)

The Jaguara Dam is an embankment dam on the Grande River about 6 kilometres (3.7 mi) north of Rifaina, Brazil. The dam is on the border of Conquista municipality in the state of Minas Gerais to the north and Rifaina municipality in the state of São Paulo to the south. It was constructed between 1966 and 1971 for the purpose of hydroelectric power generation. The power station at the dam has an installed capacity of 424 megawatts (569,000 hp) and is owned by CEMIG.[2]

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  1. ^ "Jaguara Hydroelectric Power Station". Global Energy Observatory. Retrieved 23 June 2013. 
  2. ^ "CEMIG Hydroelectric" (in Portuguese). CEMIG. Retrieved 23 June 2013.