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Gov’t to Buy Electricity from China to Cover Shortfall

YANGON—The Myanmar government plans to buy 1,000 MW of electricity from a Chinese state-owned enterprise to meet an expected electricity shortage over the next two years. Myanmar, which already has Southeast Asia’s lowest rate of access to electricity, has recently been plagued by regular power blackouts due to water shortages at hydropower plants following severe […]

Don’t stinge on budget to avoid power cuts during summer: MOEE

In Parliament yesterday, the Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE) said the annual budget for power generation should be sustained in order to avoid power cuts and blackouts in the summer. “The budget proposed by the MOEE should be maintained and not cut to avoid power outages. Power generation is not something that happens overnight […]

Rural areas to receive electricity powered by renewable sources: Minister

Rural areas far from the national grid will get electricity through renewable energy sources, says Minister of Electricity and Energy U Win Khine. He said the government will provide electricity to these areas through renewable energy as lower population density and electricity usage may not make it economical to expand the national grid. U Win […]

Govt, investors must give and take for more oil and gas profit: expert

Prospects in the Myanmar oil and gas sector are expected to improve this year, with the government planning to hold its first international exploration and production tender since 2015 next month. On February 22, the Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE) announced that it will be holding international tenders for 18 onshore and 15 offshore […]

Investor opportunities rise with upcoming tender, better contract terms

The oil and gas sector is looking exciting this year, with opportunities emerging from an international tender scheduled to take place early this year for the first time since 2014. In addition to onshore and offshore blocks, the tender is expected to include work in “Improved Petroleum Recovery” blocks at older oil fields in Myanmar. […]

National Electrification Project Procurement Notice: Installation of Distribution Lines and Transformers for Mandalay. Closing Date 20 Dec 2018

THE GOVERNMENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF THE UNION OF MYANMAR MINISTRY OF ELECTRICITY AND ENERGY NATIONAL ELECTRIFICATION PROJECT SPECIFIC PROCUREMENT NOTICE Date      : 20th November 2018 Invitation for Bids IDA, Credit No: 5727-MM Contract Title     :    Installation of Distribution Lines and Transformers for Mandalay and Adaptation Villages in Sagaing, Magway, Rakhine, Shan (North), Shan (South), […]

Weststar unable to start operations despite winning tender process

Weststar Aviation Service, which won a tender for providing helicopter services to offshore oilfields in Myanmar in April last year, is experiencing losses as it has yet to receive approval from the Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE) to start operations, which were meant to have commenced on March 21, said Daw May Thant Zin, […]

Govt still mulling hike in electricity tariffs, explores solar options

The government is once again discussing plans to raise electricity charges to partially offset widening losses from subsidising electricity tariffs. “We need to increase prices quickly as electricity consumption is now expected to rise by more than expected,” said U Soe Myint, deputy permanent secretary of the Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE). According to […]

Next round of oil and gas tenders to be held after review

Myanmar will review and revise some of the existing terms and conditions to its oil and gas contracts which pose difficulties to investors before calling for its next round of oil block tenders, one senior official from the Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE) told The Myanmar Times. “More important than calling for tenders is […]

MOEE lowers price of electricity meter boxes for residents

Fees for residential electricity meter boxes will be revised downwards with effect from April 1 according to an official statement from the Electricity Supply Enterprise under the Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE) l Under the new pricing scheme, consumers will be organised under rural use, small-city use and big-city use and charged different rates […]