Hpa-an power station
The Hpa-an power station is a proposed 1,280-megawatt (MW) power station in Kayin (Karen) state, Myanmar.
The map below shows Hpa-an (Pa-an) township, the approximate location where the plant would be built.
Hpa-an power station is a proposed 1,280 MW coal plant in Hpa-an (Pa-an) township, Kayin (Karen) State. It would be built by TTCL Public Company Limited, a joint venture between Italian-Thai Development (51%) and Japan’s Toyo Engineering Corp (49%). TTCL Public Co Ltd and the state government signed a memorandum of understanding for the plant on April 3, 2017. An Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) hearing was held on June 21, 2017. TTCL officials said they would build the coal plant beside the Thanlwin River with the use of supercritical technology. Power will be supplied to Kayin State and sold to the Ministry of Electric Power and Energy. The plant has been strongly opposed by local residents but is supported by the government.
In October 2017 it was reported that the 1280 MW project would use ultra-supercritical technology and is expected to come online in 2023. The plant will run on around 4m tonnes of imported coal per year. It is estimated at US$2.8 billion.
On March 14, 2018, Myanmar’s Minister of Electricity and Energy, U Win Khaing, said that the government will not approve the proposed plant. However, Kayin State residents expressed concern the state government might overrule the decision of Union government and decide to push through with the project.
In June 2018 the chief minister of Kayin State said construction of the plant will go ahead pending Union government approval. According to the Boell Foundation (October 2018), "while the land titles have not been given back to the residents yet, the Union Government is stopping any further construction."
There have been no further developments on the project since June 2018. The project appears to be shelved.
- Sponsor: TTCL Public Company Limited (Toyo-Thai Group)
- Parent company: Italian-Thai Development (51%), Toyo Engineering Corp (49%)
- Location: Wutt Kyi village ward, Hpa-an (Pa-an) township, Hpa-an district, Kayin (Karen) State, Myanmar
- Coordinates: 16.890556, 97.633333 (approximate)
- Status: Shelved
- Capacity: 1,280 MW (Units 1-2: 640 MW)
- Type: Ultra-supercritical
- Start date: 2023
- Coal Type:
- Coal Source: Imported (Indonesia)
- Source of financing:
Resources and articles
- "Kayin State to continue setting up coal-fired power plant despite objections," Eleven, 06/22/2017
- Tildy Bayar, "Thai firm to build $2.8bn coal-fired power plant in Myanmar," PEI, 10/30/2017
- "Kayin residents fear coal plant may go ahead," Myanmar Times, April 9, 2018
- "Hpa-An Coal-Fired Power Plant (1280MW)," IJGlobal, Nov. 13, 2018
- "Kayin State chief minister “ready” to start coal-fired power plant," Myanmar Now, 06/06/2018
- Felix Sternagel, "Coal Power Plants in Myanmar: Recurring Plans, Recurring Protests," Boell Foundation, 19 October 2018