Myanmar targets 17-fold rise in coal-fired power by 2030

THE southern part of Myanmar is being eyed for new coal-fired power plants, in line with the country’s electricity-generation master plan that will boost the coal-fired power ratio 17-fold by 2030. Aye Min, deputy director for thermal power planning, told the “Myanmar Electric Power Convention” last Thursday that most hydropower projects were located in the […]

Danish Turbine-maker in Wind Farm Plan for Mon State

Burma could soon add more renewable power to its energy mix, as the world’s largest producer of wind turbines signed an agreement with a local company to explore a wind farm project in Mon State. Myriad plans for new power generation are being touted as Burma looks to meet rising demand for energy, with domestic […]

Shan State invites firms to build small power plants

The Shan State government is inviting businesses to build small power plants of 30 megawatts and below under a BOO (build-operate-own) system for producing and distributing electricity. Firms are asked to submit registration documents, maps of the proposed plant’s location and project plans to the Ministry of Electric Power, Ministry of Industry and Shan State […]

US Investment Limited, Focused on Energy: MIC

Investors from the United States are most interested in the energy sector among the potential investment options in Myanmar, according to secretary general of the Myanmar Investment Commission (MIC) U Aung Naing Oo. “We have learnt that they want to invest in electricity generation, natural gas extraction as well as the infrastructure and tourism sectors. […]

MOGE starts new gas pipelines to boost Yangon supply

Myanma Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE) has started building a 56-kilometre (35-mile) natural gas pipeline in Yangon to feed more gas to the city’s power plants and gas-fired factories, said officials. The Ywarma-Hlawga-Thaketa natural gas transmission pipeline will pass through the seven townships of Insein, Shwepyitha, Mingalardon, Hlegu, East Dagon, South Dagon and Dagon Seikkan. […]

GE bid to repower Myanmar gas turbines

General Electric and Myanma Electric Power Enterprise or MEPE have agreed to work together to repower and upgrade existing gas turbines in Myanmar, according to a press release issued by GE on November 13. Following a proposal made during General Electric Chairman and CEO, Jeffrey Immelt’s recent visit to Myanmar, this new initiative will result […]

China resets ties with Myanmar with USD eight billion deals

Seeking to reset ties with Myanmar, China today signed USD eight billion trade deals with its southern neighbour after relations went through a turbulent period following the country’s gradual transition to democracy from years of Beijing-backed military rule. The two countries signed several trade agreements worth about USD 7.8 billion after talks between Chinese Premier […]

Myanmar plans 41 new power plants in 15 years

Myanmar has mapped a 15-year power development plan to meet increasing demand, setting its sights on boosting capacity from 4,581 megawatts to over 29,000MW in 2031. According to Myint Oo, director at the Ministry of Electric Power, the plan will shift Myanmar’s focus from hydropower to other energy sources, including coal, natural gas, solar, and […]

Myanmar holds keys to Ratchaburi Electricity Holding

Ratchaburi Electricity Generating Holding Plc (RATCH), Thailand’s largest private power producer, is poised to develop three power plants in Myanmar with a combined capacity of 3,300 megawatts. President Phongdit Photchana said the three projects were still in the preparation stage and would take six or seven years to complete. Electricity from all three projects will […]

PTTEP earmarks $3.3 bn for Myanmar

Investment budget set till end-2018 as energy giant celebrates 25th year in neighbouring country PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP) will invest a total of US$3.3 billion (Bt106.4 billion) in Myanmar through to the end of 2018, president and CEO Tevin Vongvanich said after celebrating the listed company’s 25th anniversary of successful operations in the neighbouring […]