Myingyan Combined-Cycle Gas Turbine Power Plant begins Feeding 143MW to National Grid

The Myingyan Combined-Cycle Gas Turbine Power Plant has begun distributing 143 megawatts (MW) to the National Grid, according to a report on January 4 in the Myawady Daily. The Sembcorp Minygyan Power Company Limited has signed a build-operate-transfer (BOT) agreement with the Ministry of Electricity and Energy of Myanmar for its upcoming 225-megawatt power project […]

Affordable Electricity Benefits Industrialists while Rural Dwellers Pay High Prices: Deputy Minister

​​ Business owners have enjoyed profits from affordable electricity while rural residents have to rely on expensive private power supplies, said Dr Htun Naing, deputy minister for electricity and energy, who has called for funding for another generator. He said: “We acquire electricity from private hydropower stations for around Ks68 (US$0.05) per unit and from […]

Yangon Needs to Generate More Power: Minister

​​ Yangon Region will need more power this year, according to Dr Htun Naing, deputy minister for electricity and energy. He asked Parliament on March 13 for Ks30 billion (US$22 million) to purchase a generator of 25 megawatt capacity. Yangon may need 200 more megawatts, since Ywama power plant can increase production up to 75 […]

Yangon Used 1,250MW Electricity Last Year

​​ Yangon Region used 1,250 megawatts of power last fiscal year, according to Yangon Electricity Supply Corporation’s chairman Maung Maung Latt. “This year’s consumption might be as high as 1,400 megawatts. So far, the region has used 1,162 megawatts this year. We won’t be able to produce enough electricity at this rate,” he added. Yangon […]