Ohau B

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Ohau B
Hydroelectric Power Station Ohau B.jpg
Ohau B is located in New Zealand
Ohau B
Location of Ohau B in New Zealand
Country New Zealand
Location Canterbury
Coordinates 44°17′58″S 170°6′44″E / 44.29944°S 170.11222°E / -44.29944; 170.11222Coordinates: 44°17′58″S 170°6′44″E / 44.29944°S 170.11222°E / -44.29944; 170.11222
Status Operational
Commission date 1984
Owner(s) Meridian Energy
Thermal power station
Primary fuel Hydroelectric
Power generation
Units operational 4
Nameplate capacity 222 MW (298,000 hp)

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

It is a twin station with Ohau C and is part of the Waitaki hydro scheme which consists of eight power stations operated from a control centre near Twizel.[1] Water from Lake Ruataniwha flows through Ohau B, then Ohau C and then through to Lake Benmore.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Meridian Energy Ohau B & Ohau C brochure

Further reading[edit]

  • Martin, John E, ed. (1991). People, Power and Power Stations: Electric Power Generation in New Zealand 1880 - 1990. Wellington: Bridget Williams Books Ltd and Electricity Corporation of New Zealand. pp. 316 pages. ISBN 0-908912-16-1. 
  • Sheridan, Marion (1995). Dam Dwellers – End of an Era. Twizel: Sheridan Press. pp. 392 pages. ISBN 0-473-03402-6. 

External links[edit]

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