This chapter outlines the status of hydropower development in Myanmar. In absence of a hydropower policy or plan in Myanmar, the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) will assess the existing hydropower plants and planned projects in the major river basins and sub-basins. The analysis firstly covers how hydropower has contributed to meeting power supply and demand at the national level and provides an overview and power transmission and distribution. The analysis then drills down to the status of existing plants and planned projects at a basin-by-basin level. The initial review of existing and planned HPPs included projects equal to 10 MW and greater, and includes information on the development process and keytechnical data for each project:

  • Development process: information on the investment status, date EIA or feasibility was submitted, foreign or local investment and year the project will be commissioned according toinformation provided by MoEE; and
  • Key technical data: Installed capacity (MW), generation (GWh/year), dam height, total storage, reservoir area, retention period, type (e.g. run-of-river, storage, multi-purpose) and export (%).This chapter outlines the status of hydropower development in in Myanmar. In absence of a hydropower policy or plan in Myanmar, the Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) will assessthe existing hydropower plants and planned projects in the major river basins and sub-basins.