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Fuel-efficient cooking stoves in 22,000 households in Mandalay

Some 22,000 households in Mandalay Region are using fuel-efficient stoves as part of a government effort to reduce the use of firewood and the resulting destruction of forests and mangroves, according to the Mandalay Forestry Department. U Tint Swe, director of the department, said the stove campaign is aimed at addressing the energy shortage in rural […]

Myanmar To Auction Off 31 New Oil And Gas Blocks

On August 30 the Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MoEE) announced it would be opening fresh rounds of bidding for oil and gas blocks in the first half of next year, and there are plans to launch a tender for at least one onshore block before the end of 2018. If all goes according to […]

Mitsubishi Electric to Supply High-Voltage Switchgear and Transformers to Myanmar

Myanmar is developing its electricity infrastructure to overcome power shortages due to the country’s rapid economic growth. As of this effort, the country is urgently refurbishing and upgrading its aging substations as a high-priority measure. For example, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation has been selected to supply Electric Power Generation Enterprise (EPGE) in Myanmar with 46 gas-insulated […]

Sembcorp fires up 225MW gas-fired plant in Myanmar

It is expected to generate 1,500GWh of power and support the power needs of 5.3 million people. Sembcorp Industries’ 225MW gas-fired Sembcorp Myingyan Independent Power Plant (IPP) in Mandalay, Myanmar, has started full commercial operation following its first phase operation in May 2018. According to an announcement, the $300m plant uses combined-cycle gas turbine technology that […]

Myanmar’s gas production dilemma

As the scramble for more power sources intensifies, focus has centered on tapping Myanmar’s gas fields to meet demand. But can the country afford its own gas? Myanmar is under pressure to double its power production capacity to 6000 megawatts (MW) within the next two years, in order to meet rising demand. Several power generation […]

Country’s first solar power plant to start operations in Magwe

The country’s first solar power plant will start operating in November, U Maung Maung Kyaw, chief engineer of the Electric Supply Enterprise, said. The power plant, in Minbu township, Magwe Region, is expected to produce 40 megawatts initially but will produce 170MW once fully operational, according to U Maung Maung Kyaw. “Because this is our […]

Gov’t Unwilling to Intervene as Fuel Oil Prices Rise

NAYPYITAW—The government cannot control the fuel oil price, which is determined by market forces and the law of supply and demand, Ministry of Electricity and Energy managing director U Thant Sin said. At a press conference on Thursday, the managing director said fuel oil prices were unlikely to come down any time soon due to […]

Sembcorp’s Myingyan power plant begins full operations

Sembcorp Industries’ US$300 million gas-fired power plant in Myingyan, Mandalay commenced full commercial operations on Wednesday following its first phase of operations in May. The 225-megawatt Sembcorp Myingyan Independent Power Plant (IPP) is one of the largest power plants of its kind in the country and also among the most efficient, Dennis Foo, managing director […]

Sembcorp starts commercial operation of 225-MW Myanmar power plant

SEMBCORP Industries on Wednesday announced that its 225-megawatt gas-fired Sembcorp Myingyan Independent Power Plant (IPP) in Mandalay, Myanmar, has successfully commenced full commercial operation following its first phase operation in May this year. The approximately US$300 million power plant uses advanced combined-cycle gas turbine technology that maximises power output while minimising emissions. With the successful completion, the facility will generate […]

China Reshapes The Vital Mekong River To Power Its Expansion

Chinese tourists account for more visitors to Thailand — and much of Southeast Asia — than from any other country.   The Thai village of Sob Ruak, at the heart of the Golden Triangle region where Thailand, Laos and Myanmar meet, is no exception. Tour buses routinely disgorge thousands of Chinese tourists to buy trinkets, […]