Aug. 21, 2022

A Formosa Files INTERVIEW: Manuel Tsao Talks to Eryk About the 100+ Year-Old Jhuzimen Hydro Power Plant - 竹仔門發電廠

A Formosa Files INTERVIEW: Manuel Tsao Talks to Eryk About the 100+ Year-Old Jhuzimen Hydro Power Plant - 竹仔門發電廠

The Jhuzimen Hydro Power Plant (竹仔門發電廠) was built by the colonial Japanese authorities in 1908 -- in what's now Meinung District (美濃區), Kaohsiung City. Manuel Tsao is a German national in the renewable energy business who has lived in Taiwan for over 15 years. But before coming here, he spent time in Japan -- and speaks Japanese fluently. And, while in Japan, Manuel became somewhat of an expert on the Jhuzimen Hydro Power Plant -- now called the Jhumen Unit of Kaohsiung/Ping-tung Power Plant of Taiwan Power Company (高屏發電廠竹門機組). Hear the story of this still-operating power plant, and learn a bit more about renewable energy in Taiwan from Manuel, in this special Formosa Files INTERVIEW.


Cover (and all images below) via the Kaohsiung City Government

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1. The turbines

2. Harnessing the power of gravity + water 

3. Meinung District, Kaohsiung City  

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