Power sector: Lofty goals, missed targets

The power sector in Myanmar over the past five years has been characterized by ambitious plans and unrealized targets. While a few power projects have been completed during the outgoing government’s term, others were suspended or cancelled and dozens more remain in limbo. Myanmar remains one of the least-powered countries in Southeast Asia. Just over […]

MEPE calls tender for gas-fired power

Myanma Electric Power Enterprise (MEPE) has issued more tenders for independent power producers to build gas-fired power plants in Yangon and Myingyan, according to an official. Local and international companies have been invited to apply to generate electricity by gas engine or gas turbine, which will then be bought by state-owned MEPE. Both projects are […]

Gas-fired plants to cut power shortages

Three gas-fired power generation plants are moving closer to being built, as Ministry of Electric Power (MOEP) officials evaluate bids for the projects. Although the government claims an installed capacity of 4362.5MW, difficulties with distribution and plants operating at less than capacity means Myanmar is often unable to meet peak demands of up to 2370MW. […]