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Nova Avanhandava Dam

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The Nova Avanhandava Dam is an embankment dam with gravity sections on the Tietê River about 8.5 km (5.3 mi) southwest of Buritama in São Paulo state of Brazil. It supports a 347.4 megawatts (465,900 hp) hydroelectric power station. The dam was completed in 1982 and its three 115.8 megawatts (155,300 hp) Kaplan turbine-generators were commissioned by the same year. It is owned and operated by AES Tietê. The dam also provides for navigation with two ship locks.