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January 10, 2022

Tarraleah, Australia

By Carmen

Tarraleah is a 90MW hydro power project. It is located on Upper Derwent river/basin in Tasmania, Australia. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1934 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1938.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 90 90 Active Tasmania, Australia


The project is currently owned by Hydro-Electric.

The net head of the project is 287m. 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 6 in number. The project generated 630 GWh of electricity.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1934 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1938.

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Contractors Involved

The turbines for the hydro power project have been supplied by Boving and The English Electric.

The electric generators for the project were procured from Boving and The English Electric.


All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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