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Hlawgar power plant to get upgrades

Ministry of Electricity and Energy will upgrade Hlawgar power plant before the summer of 2019. Upon completion, the power plant can generate an additional 336,000 kilowatt-hours a day. Hlawgar power plant is one of the important power plants in Yangon. The commercial operation of the power plant launched in 1995. Now it can generate about […]

Myitsone’s moment of truth

Seven years after it was suspended, the Chinese developer of the Myitsone Dam is ramping up efforts to lobby residents amid a strengthening of China-Myanmar relations. By HEIN KO SOE and THOMAS KEAN | FRONTIER MUNG RA stands on stage, looking out over the thousands of anti-dam protesters who have come to the confluence where […]

Myanmar increases electricity production rate within a month

Myanmar has increased Electricity production rate of over 470 megawatts more within a month, raising the total to 3,430 megawatts, according to Ministry of Electricity and Energy. Myanmar produced maximum amount of 3,431 megawatts on November 25 while it produced only 2,956 megawatts as of October 25. Electricity consumption rate in Yangon Region currently demands […]

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, […]

South Korean company to donate energy-saving cooking stoves

GS-Caltex Corp., one of South Korea’s leading refineries, said Tuesday that it will donate 50,000 energy-saving cooking stoves to Myanmar as part of a corporate social responsibility (CSR) drive. The eco-friendly cooking stoves can reduce fuel costs by up to 66 percent and will be provided to low-income households in Myanmar that mostly rely on […]

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 […]

Myanmar plans first oil and gas bids since 2014

New bids for oil and gas exploration and development rights on a series of blocks, along with reforms to joint-venture requirements, are expected to stoke renewed interest in Myanmar’s energy sector and boost investment inflows. On August 30 the Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MoEE) announced it would be opening fresh rounds of bidding for […]

What are the woes in Myanmar’s energy mix?

No new MOA or PPA has yet to be concluded for two years already. It has already been two years since Myanmar’s newly democratised government came to political power, but much to the frustration of energy firms, a new MOA or PPA has yet to be concluded to increase another kind of power in the country: […]

UK to assist Myanmar with renewable energy projects

The United Kingdom will assist Myanmar in implementing renewable-energy projects. a senior UK official said. Douglas Barnes, director of the UK’s Department for International Trade, made the comment during  a knowledge-sharing workshop for policies and regulations covering renewable-energy use and reducing carbon emissions organised by his agency in Nay Pyi Taw on Monday. “After the workshop, the […]

SMA to supply inverters to 50MW solar plant in Myanmar

SMA Solar Technology is to deliver equipment including inverters to a 50MW solar project in Minbu, Myanmar. The German firm will supply its Power Station 2000SC, a turnkey system solution equipped with two Sunny Central 1000SC-XT inverters and a medium voltage solution for the grid connection. The plant, 500km northwest from Yangon, will go into […]