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‘Doubt your electric bill? We climb power poles’

If consumers suspect their electric bill is too high, they can call their local electricity engineer’s office to double check their power usage and ensure the charge is correct, said U Khin Maung Win, deputy minister of Electricity and Energy.

1,300 Villages to Receive Solar-Generated Electricity in FY2019-20

MANDALAY—Over 1,300 villages in rural areas of five regions will get access to electricity through solar power in fiscal 2019-20 as part of the National Electrification Project (NEP), according to the Ministry of Electricity and Energy. The ministry will team up with the Rural Development Department overseen by the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Irrigation […]

2,579 villages to receive electricity in Phase 2 of NEP

A total of 2,579 villages from all states and regions will gain access to national grid in line with Phase 2 of National Electrification Project (NEP) and among them, the number of villages from Bago Region (West) is the highest with 785 villages, according to Ministry of Electricity and Energy. The number of villages gained […]

24-Hour Electricity in Rakhine to Be Delivered by End of Year

NAYPYITAW — A 30-billion-kyat project to provide 24-hour electricity to four townships in Rakhine State will be completed in December, according to the Department of Electric Power Transmission and System Control under the Ministry of Electricity and Energy. The project was launched in 2016 to provide electricity to Ponnagyun, Rathedaung, Buthidaung and Maungdaw townships. The […]

280-megawatt Yeywa hydropower project to finish build in 2022

Myanmar is planning to finish the construction of 280-megawatt Upper Yeywa hydropower project in 2022 and it will produce 1.409 billion kilowatts hours of electricity annually, according to Ministry of Electricity and Energy. Hydropower Implementation Department is developing Upper Yeywa hydropower project on Dotawady River about 20 miles away from Kyaukme in northern Shan State. […]

3,000 kilometre long power grid from Myanmar-Thailand to India: BIMSTEC

Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC) is working on connecting about 3,000 kilometre-long power grid from Myanmar-Thailand to India. This was announced by the energy advisor to the Prime Minister of Bangladesh Dr Tawfiq-E-Elahi Chowdhury while inaugurating the energy conference of BIMSTEC in Dhaka on Tuesday. He said that the […]

3DOM Signs MOU on Battery Energy Storage System for Pathein Industrial City Project in Myanmar

SINGAPORE, Nov. 17, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — 3DOM, Inc. (“3DOM”), a Japan-based smart energy solutions provider, furthered its expansion in Southeast Asia with the announcement today it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (“MOU”) with Ayeyarwaddy Development Public Co. Ltd. (“ADPCL”) on 6th November 2020 for cooperation on a rooftop solar power solution with battery energy storage system (BESS) at the Pathein Industrial City […]

4000 villages now have access to solar grids

The government said its solar electrification project has allowed almost 200,000 households to access power supply over the last two years. Over 4000 villages and 180,000 households have been electrified during two years of five-year solar electrification project implemented by the agriculture ministry’s Department of Rural Development (DRD), U Sai Thura Kyaw, director of that department, […]

7 new power projects aim to satisfy additional power demands

Ministry of Electricity and Energy is implementing seven new power projects in order to generate an additional 1,000 MW, said Deputy Minister for Electricity and Energy Khin Maung Win, at a ceremony to open the 66-MW gas-fired power plant in Magway Township in Magway Region. In the summer of 2019, the power plant generated up […]

7 regions, states to get electricity access in Myanmar

YANGON, Feb. 2 (Xinhua) — A total of seven regions and states will soon get electricity access under the National Electrification Plan (NEP), the official Global New Light of Myanmar reported on Saturday. As part of the NEP, the Electricity Supply Enterprise (ESE) under the Ministry of Electricity and Energy and 12 tender-winning companies signed […]