Shweli I is a 600MW hydro power project. It is located on Shweli river/basin in Shan, Myanmar. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 2008.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 600 600 Active Shan, Myanmar


Yunnan United Power Development and Ministry of Electricity and Energy, Myanmar are currently owning the project having ownership stake of 80% and 20% respectively.

The gross head of the project is 330m. The project generated 4,022 GWh of electricity.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 2008.

Power Purchase Agreement

Electric Power Generation Enterprise and Ministry of Electricity and Energy, Myanmar are the power offtakers from the project.

Contractors Involved

Union Resources & Engineering was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 6 units of francis turbines, each with 100MW nameplate capacity.


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