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 […]

Andaman explores solar in Sagaing

Investment and advisory firm Andaman Capital Partners is working with the Sagaing Region government to find commercial opportunities for solar power, with a view to securing a 450-acre site and generating up to 80 megawatts of electricity. If the project is approved, it would become the third major foreign investment into solar energy in Myanmar. […]

Sun shines on Magwe solar power project

Thai firm Green Earth Power Company has signed an agreement with the government to move forward on its plans to spend US$350 million building a 220-megawatt solar-power generating station near Minbu in Magwe Region. The facility will sit on 850 acres that are not suitable for agriculture, and will take three years to complete, said […]