Energy Sector

Energy Sector: Hydro Power EIA

“Nam Paw Hydropower Project (20 MW) developed by Great Hor Kham Public Company Limited in Muse Township, Northern Shan State, Myanmar”

The proposed project will fulfil the regional and national electrical requirement through connecting national grid. Myanmar Sustainable Development Engineering Services Company Limited (MSDES) took responsibility for Environmental, Socio-economic and Health Impact Assessment. Dam breaking analysis was conducted by SYDRO, Germany with the collaboration of MSDES.

Activities performed:

  • ESIA project formulation and Design; screening potential impact from project activities
  • Field survey and investigation in aquatic ecological study, taking leading role in Public Stakeholder Meeting to promote project transparency
  • Input of local concerns and suggestion/comments into designed-ESIA framework
  • Input of ESIA knowledge into the study of sector-wise social questionnaire survey and supporting field surveyor team to achieve fine resolution of result from SIA study
  • Integration of results and findings from each study components; exchanges of key findings between study teams to promote the efficiency of study design
  • Writing clear and comprehensive recommendation for decision making bodies (Authority)
  • Providing environmental management solutions to mitigate adverse effect from Nam Paw dam installation; conducting research activities and collaboration with international institution
  • Providing best technical solutions,
  • Closely engagement with authorities for verification of requirements; acquisition of guidelines from concerned authority and presenting status of project and outcomes
  • Energy Sector: Thermal Power Plant EIA (June 2013)

“Environmental, Social and Health Impact Assessment (ESIA) project for the development of 50MW Gas Engine Power Plant at Ywama Power station, Insein Township, Yangon, Myanmar was conducted by MSDES”

Development of proposed gas engine power plant (50 MW) is private sector participation in Myanmar Electric Power Industry; Myan Shwe Pyi Limited contracted as turnkey contractor and UPP Power (Myanmar) Limited contracted as a project developer. Although there are existing Gas Turbine Power plants, within and in the vicinity of Yangon, such as Ywama, Taketa, Ahlone and Hlawga, there has been inadequate supply of electricity to suffice the peak load demand especially in the drought season. Predicted power demand in year 2013-2014 is 800MW~900 MW. Fast track solution and low carbon electricity generation like development of Gas Engine Power Plant (GEPP) is considered for optimization of power supply and gap reduction between power demand and supply in order to alleviate power shortage in Yangon District.