Kukuan is a 217.8MW hydro power project. It is located on Dajia river/basin in Taichung, Taiwan. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1962. Buy the profile here.

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The project is currently owned by Taiwan Power.

Kukuan is a run-of-river with pondage project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 13.2 million cubic meter. The net head of the project is 172.7m. 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. The penstock length is 211.8m. Kukuan underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 2008. The project generated 528 GWh of electricity.

Development status

The project got commissioned in 1962.

Contractors involved

Mitsubishi Electric was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 4 units of francis turbines, each with 55.3MW nameplate capacity.

Mitsubishi Electric supplied 4 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 67.58 MVA.

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This information is drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center, which provides detailed profiles of over 170,000 active, planned and under construction power plants worldwide from announcement through to operation across all technologies and countries worldwide.