Xayaburi Hydroelectric Power Project

Project Highlights

The Xayaburi Hydroelectric Power Project is a run-of-river power plant. The total outflow of water that goes through the power plant equals the natural inflow of water, and no water is stored or channeled away from the Mekong River. Thus the water volume which passes through the project is naturally maintained. As no large reservoir is created as in storage type plants with high dams, the run-of-river barrage will maintain upstream reservoir at a constant, slightly higher level. Downstream of the barrage, the water will remain at its natural level.