Tarpein is a 240MW hydro power project. It is located on Tarpein river/basin in Kachin, Myanmar. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2008 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2010.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 240 240 Active Kachin, Myanmar China Datang


The project was developed by China Datang. Central China Power Grid International Economic & Trade, China Datang and Jiangxi Water Programming & Design Institute are currently owning the project.

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 4 in number. The project generated 1,065 GWh of electricity.

The hydro power project consists of 4 turbines, each with 60MW nameplate capacity.

The project has 4 electric generators installed at the site. The generator capacity is 60 MVA.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 2008 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2010.

About China Datang

China Datang Corp (CDT) is engaged in development, investment, construction, operation and management of power generation assets. The company provides electric power equipment, environment protection device, memory card and card reader; religion crafts, meter for electricity, safety products and supplies, building and decoration materials and other products. It offers power production and sales support, manufactures electric power equipment, offers; maintenance and commissioning services; power technology development and consultation services; and contracting and consulting services for electric power engineering and environmental protection projects, among others. CDT is headquartered in Beijing, China.


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