Myanmar’s Energy Prospects, Emergency Tenders and Renewables

Katie Patterson of Myanmar Energy Monitor talks to The Myanmar Times about the impact of Myanmar’s electricity tariff hikes, next year’s blackout risks, the potential of renewables and the sector’s investment prospects The Myanmar government has put in place the National Electrification Plan to achieve 100 percent electrification by 2030, but implementation is behind schedule, […]

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 […]

Coal power projects to be delayed

All of Myamar’s planned coal-fired power projects are likely to be delayed beyond the general election, which is set to be held on November 8, according to officials. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) for 11 coal-fired power plants was signed between the Ministry of Electric Power (MOEP) and local and international private companies in 2010, […]

Scramble for electricity will increase Myanmar’s reliance on imported coal

Myanmar has long struggled to provide electric power to its citizens, but a push to electrify the country in the next 15 years under the National Electrification Program has led to the drafting of a plan that pushes the boundaries of realism. Under the program, the Ministry of Electric Power (MEP) plans to raise the […]

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. […]