Mingtan is a 1,600MW hydro power project. It is located on Shui Li river/basin in Nantou, Taiwan. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1987 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1994.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 1,600 1,600 Active Nantou, Taiwan Taiwan Power

Description

The project is developed and owned by Taiwan Power.

Mingtan is a pumped storage project. The net head of the project is 401m. The total number of penstocks, pipes or long channels that carry water down from the hydroelectric reservoir to the turbines inside the actual power station, are 2 in number.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1987 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1994.

Contractors Involved

RSEA Engineering was selected to render EPC services for the hydro power project.

Voith Hydro Holding was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 6 units of francis turbines, each with 312MW nameplate capacity.

GE Renewable Energy supplied 6 electric generators for the project.

About Taiwan Power

Taiwan Power Company Ltd (Taiwan Power) is an integrated state-owned electric utility that offers electricity generation, transmission and distribution services. The utility generates electricity through various fuel resources including thermal, coal, gas, cogeneration and renewable sources. It purchase electricity from independent power producers and distributes to wide customer base. Taiwan Power distributes electricity through well-established network of transmission and distribution lines. The utility provides payment options, electricity service, power outage and energy conservation programs. It also offers real estate development, rental and leasing business, and provides energy technology and management consulting services. The utility supplies electrical energy to industrial, commercial, residential customers and others customers. Taiwan Power is headquartered in Taipei City, Taipei, Taiwan.

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