About the company
SN Power invests in renewable energy in developing countries. It is owned by Norfund, the Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries, which in turn is owned and funded by the Norwegian government.
SN Power is working on the Middle Yeywa Hydropower Project is located in Shan State. The dam is opposed by local residents and will result in displacement and environmental damage.
Nang San San Aye, a Shan State MP, has stated: “We urge foreign countries to stop promoting and investing in dams in Burma’s war zones. It is fuelling conflict, and undermining efforts to seek peace.”
0283 Oslo, Norway
Shan Human Rights Foundation report 2016
SN Power website accessed November 2018
Notified 30th November 2018
Added to the Dirty List 11 December 2018
The Dirty List names international companies doing business with the military in Burma. The list also includes international companies involved in projects where there are human rights violations or environmental destruction.
In September 2018, the United Nations Fact Finding Mission on Myanmar, which has been investigating human rights violations in the country, stated:
“The actions of the Tatmadaw (Burmese military) in Kachin, Rakhine and Shan States, in particular in the context of the ‘clearance operations’ in northern Rakhine State in 2016 and 2017, have so seriously violated international law that any engagement in any form with the Tatmadaw, its current leadership, and its businesses, is indefensible.”