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Myanmar’s offshore oil fields

The article will bring the message about energy sector of the country, with high expectation to increase electricity consumption of the country in next five years and to share knowledge of energy sector. Myanmar already has four offshore natural gas fields at present. The total production capacity from three projects in Muttama/Martaban offshore—Yadana, Yetagon and […]

Nation’s electricity production expected to exceed estimates

Myanmar can produce about 200 more megawatts of electricity than estimated in fiscal year 2018-2019, said U Maung Maung Win, deputy minister of the Ministry of Planning and Finance. He made the comment while discussing the Joint Public Accounts Committee report on the six-month national plan and income in the Pyidaungsu Hluttaw (Assembly of the […]

Solar power shines in Myanmar

Myanmar’s launch of its first commercial solar plant last month is a step in the right direction for a country that has yet to provide more than half of its citizens with proper access to electricity. Constructed on over 836 acres of land, an area equivalent to almost 530 football fields, the Minbu Solar Power […]

Dawei SEZ stands better chance with Japanese participation, officials say

The governments of Myanmar, Japan and Thailand will be meeting over the troubled Dawei special economic zone (SEZ) project that has stalled since 2013 for lack of funding. Ministers will form a Joint Cooperation Committee to discuss how Japan can be more involved in developing the SEZ. Located 20 kilometres north of Dawei, capital of […]

Faster implementation of power projects needed in Chin State

The Chin State government wants to prioritise a number of hydropower projects in order that more development can come to the state, which is the poorest in the Union. The state, bordering Bangladesh and India in western Myanmar and traversed by a number of mountain ranges with fast-flowing rivers, has seen much interest from foreign […]

Solar micro-grids and energy access in Myanmar

Villages in Myanmar are taking electricity generation into their own hands, turning to solar micro-grids to power their homes. One of the solar pioneers in the country is Yoma Micro Power. It specialises in solar-powered generation and micro-grid distribution. Each of its 51 micro plants can power a small town and its surrounding areas. By […]

Tanintharyi calls for tender to supply Dawei with power

In a move to ensure that Tanintharyi Region’s capital Dawei continues to have electricity, the regional government has invited companies to bid for a new tender to supply electricity to the capital and surrounding area, known as Dawei district. The regional minister for electricity and energy U Aung Thura told The Myanmar Times that the […]

Insurance, banking and electricity to see more investor interest

While the oil and gas industry has the seen the most interest from investors, banking and financial services, telecommunications and the manufacturing industries are expected to be the focus in the years ahead as the country’s economy grows. Data from the Directorate of Investment and Company Administration (DICA) shows that since 2016, the manufacturing industries […]

Yazagyo Dam resumes power generation, starts supplying to national grid

The Yazagyo Dam, which received reduced water supply from the Nerinjara River this summer and was in danger of drying up, resumed power generation at its 2MW plant and began supplying electricity to the national grid on 9 July according to Staff officer U Myo Tun, incharge of the dam. The dam, located in the […]

Power purchase tenders called for summer 2020

The Electric Power Generation Enterprise (EPGE) under the Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE) has called for purchase tenders at five power projects with the aim of producing over 1000MW of energy in time for summer next year. The invitation comes after State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi last week officiated the opening of […]