Hydroelectric Plants in Asia-Pacific - other
Gariuai
Location: Timor-Leste
Operator: HydroTimor
Configuration: 1 X 326 kW
Operation: 2008
T/G supplier: WKV
EPC: Norplan, Norconsult
Quick facts: HydroTimor is the coordinating unit for hydroelectric development in Timor-Leste. It is part of the Ministry for Infrastructure and is supported by Norway's NVE. The Gariuai minihydro plant in Baucau, went online in November 2008 and was funded by an NVE grant. This community-built project is expected to produce 1.5 GWh/yr and is Timor-Leste’s only operational hydroelectric plant. It connected to the local grid by a new 4km, 22kV line. About 1,500 people were employed in building the scheme, which operates with a gross head of 205m being served by a 2.2km penstock. The plant cost $1.4mn and took 28mos to build.

Photograph courtesy of HydroTimor
Posted 29 Apr 2009

Guishan Shan
Location: Taiwan
Operator: Taiwan Power Co
Configuration: 2 X 7.5 MW Francis
Operation: 1940
T/G supplier: HItachi
Quick facts: Part of the Guishan hydro complex in Wulai Township, Taipei.

Photograph by Peellden (wikipedia)
Posted 11 Jun 2014

Hita'a
Location: Tahiti
Operator: Electricite de Tahiti SA
Configuration: 1 X 3.38 MW, 1 X 1.8 MW
Operation: ??
T/G supplier: ??

Photograph courtesy of Electricite de Tahiti SA
Posted 11 Aug 2012

 
Nadarivatu
Location: Fiji
Operator: Fiji Electricity Authority
Configuration: 2 X 20 MW Pelton
Operation: 2012
T/G supplier: Harbin
EPC: MWH, Sinclair Knight Merz, Sinohydro
Quick facts: This project was first identified in 1977 and was launched in 2004 as a JV of Fiji Electricity and Pacific Power but in the end was only promoted by FEA. The project is located in the headwaters of the Sigatoka and Ba Rivers within the upland Nandrau Plateau of Viti Levu, an area remote from Fiji's main towns. The total cost was about $150mn. Of this, China Development Bank provided $70 in the form of a concessional loan, FEA supplied $50mn from a domestic bonds issue, and ANZ Bank made a $30mn loan. The plant went in into operation on 7 Sep 2012 and is connected to the main Vuda-Wailoa 132kV line.

Photograph courtesy of news.xinhuanet.com
Re-posted 19 Sep 2012

Nagado
Location: Fiji
Operator: Fiji Electricity Authority
Configuration: 1 X 3 MW Pelton
Operation: 2005
T/G supplier: ESAC
EPC: MWH, Capital Projects
Quick facts: In May 2006, the 2.8-MW Nagado SHP was commissioned at the Nagado Water Treatment Plant (WTP). It utilizes water from the Vaturu Dam for power generation before it goes into the WTP. Annual production is about 18 GWh. This was originally an FEA joint venture with Pacific Hydro.

Photograph courtesy of Fiji Electricity Authority
Posted 21 Nov 2012

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 22-Mar-2017

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