Upper Paunglaung hydropower project opened in Sittang River valley

Myanmar’s 140-MW Upper Paunglaung hydropower project officially opened this week in a ceremony that included officials from the country’s Minsitry of Electric Power and President U Thein Sein. Located in central Myanmar along the Paunglaung River, the $24 million plant will help meet the country’s demand for power, which is increasing about 15 percent per […]

Ministry to cooperate with private companies to generate more power

The Ministry of Electric Power will team up with the private sector to address the problem of power shortages. Myanmar is expected to consume about 1688 MW in the summer time. But the actual demand is about 2060 MW. Only about 30 per cent of the total households in the country has connected to the […]

About 170 MW of electricity needed to supply power to industrial zone

Myanmar will need about 170 megawatts of electricity to provide power to industrial zones in the coming summer season, said Minister for Electric Power Khin Maung Soe. The minister added that more than US$ 160 million (Ks 155.83 billion) is required to supply power for projects in industrial zones. In the summer season this year, […]

Parliament’s decision on electricity prices will be followed- Minister

Parliament’s decision on electricity prices will be followed, Khin Maung Soe, the Minster for Electric Power, said during a meeting with industrialists on November 9. On Friday, Myanmar’s parliament approved discussions on an urgent motion to reduce the electricity fees that the government has recently increased. Some MPs also argued against the hikes in electricity […]

Some wholesale businesses to jack up prices due to increased electricity charges

Some retail businesses in Myanmar have received notice from their wholesalers that prices for some commodities will be going up as electricity charges double starting this month. “With the meter charges going up, some wholesale businessmen have distributed notices in writing letting us raise our prices as the cost of electricity is higher for the […]