5 May 2019
Union Minister H.E. U Win Khaing for Ministry of Electricity and Energy accompanied by Deputy Minister H.E. Dr. Tun Naing and Departmental responsible persons inspected Yeywa Hydropower Plant on 5 th May 2019 in the morning. It is situated on the river basin of Myitnge near Yeyaman Village, far about 38 miles from North - East of Mandalay.
Firstly, Union Minister and companions arrived to the Yeywa Hydropower Plant. In the meeting hall, U Khin Maung Win, Managing Director for EPGE, reported about the facts of power plant, annually of generation and water storage, today water Level is 532.87 feet in the Yeywa dam, but it can generate only 2 Turbines out of 4 Turbines due to the minimum water level must be left 40.87 feet. Although one turbine install capacity is 197.5 MW, it could be generated 150 MW by the water level Low. According to the daily electricity generation, average of 1.2 feet volume of water had used per day, Reducing of electricity generation is due to hot weather in summer and less amount of storage water in another dums and Plant Manager presented current status of maintenance for turbines and generators in Yeywa Hydropower Plant. U Chit Toe, Director General for DHPI, presented respectively ongoing and planned hydropower project on Myitnge basin. Union Minister gave instructions to be sustainable power plant, to take care safety for generation in full load, to maintain power plant, to produce more electricity from gas-engine power plant in order to focus efforts less amount of storage water in hydropower plant and to submit the respective region / state government, performing in occasion of load shed for a minimum bid of investors damage. Union Minister inspected the water inflow and storage in reservoir, intake and spillway.
After that, Union Minister and companions inspected the control room in power plant, distribution and generation status of electric power connecting with the National Grid in turbine room and Switch Yard.
Yeywa Hydropower Plant is situated on the river basin of Myitnge near Yeyaman Village, far about 38 miles from North - East of Mandalay. It is generating by 4 Nos of 197.8 MW (francis Turbine) the total is 790 MW and 3550 kWh in annually according to the design which were constructed commencing from 2001 and completed in 2010. It is transmitted to National Grid by 2 lines of (230 kV Yeywa-Belin Line) and (230 kV Yeywa-Meiktila) .
According to the enrich of water resources in Myitnge basin, it will be implemented the total 8 nos of project including one completed hydropower project, 2 ongoing projects and 5 planned projects . When the projects are completed, it would be generated total install capacity (2615)MW and (11652) million kWh annually. There are many projects which are generate collecting with annual flow , diversion system and low head system in Myitnge basin. As implemention of these projects, there will not have low quality of water and deteriorate of environment ecosystem as well as along the river level's project.