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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 […]

Invitation for bids, Electric Power Supply : Purchasing of 1040 MW, Deadline: 29 July, 2019

THE REPUBLIC OF THE UNION OF MYANMAR MINISTRY OF ELECTRICITY AND ENERGY ELECTRIC POWER GENERATION ENTERPRISE Purchasing of 1040 MW from Gas Engine Power Plant/ Power Barge/ Power Ship on Independent Power Producer and Build-Operate-Own Basis (1) Electric Power Generation Enterprise (EPGE) seeks to invite tender for the purchasing of electricity 1040 MW from the […]

Negotiations still underway over Kanbauk LNG project

Negotiations between Total E&P, Siemens Myanmar and the government are still ongoing for the 1,230MW liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fired power plant project in Kanbauk, Tanintharyi Region. Although reports surfaced recently that Total and Siemens proposed scaling back the US$2.1 billion project that was given the go-ahead by the government in January 2018, both sides were […]

Kyaukphyu power deal expected ‘within weeks’: Supreme Group

The consortium developing a 135-megawatt power project at Kyaukphyu in Rakhine State expects final approval of a power purchase agreement within weeks, a spokesperson says. Myanmar’s Supreme Group and Chinese state-owned firm Sinohydro are jointly developing the US$180 million project, which will use gas from the Shwe field and generate power for distribution in Rakhine […]

Myanmar’s fuel market: from fanfare to standstill

IN JULY 2017, Frontier reported on the longstanding frustration among drivers in Myanmar at the poor quality of fuel sold at local stations. Just a few months earlier, the Myanmar Investment Commission had abolished a requirement that foreign investors in the sector partner with the Ministry of Energy and Electricity. The larger local players were […]

Invitation for Bids, National Electrification Project, 27 May 2019

The Government Of The Republic Of The Union Of Myanmar National Electrification Project Specific Procurement Notice IDA Credit No.:_5727-MM Date: 27th May 2019 Contract Title: Concrete Poles for National Electrification Project (Phase 2) Reference No. :MOEE-NEP-P2/C1-G2/19   The Ministry of Electricity and Energy has received financing from the World Bank towards the cost of the […]

Myanmar to borrow more than 1.4 billion baht for more electricity

The Pyidaungsu Hluttaw has approved the borrowing of 1.4 billion baht from Thailand’s Neighbouring Countries Economic Development Cooperation Agency (NEDA) to supply more electricity in Yangon Region. With this loan, the Ministry of Electricity and Energy will make sure that Yangon’s power distribution system is improved and the frequency of power shortages reduced, said deputy […]

Rolling blackout to continue until end of May: minister

The frequent power outages happening across Myanmar currently are due to electricity load reduction and the Ministry of Electricity and Energy says this will continue until the end of May. All parts of Myanmar, including Yangon Regions which utilises up 50 percent of all electricity produced in the country, will experience the outages. The rolling […]

Myanmar has an energy problem

Ever since Myanmar undertook a series of political, economic and administrative reforms in 2011, the country’s economy has steadily improved. According to data from the Asian Development Bank (ADB), Myanmar is enjoying some of the highest growth rates in the region. The ADB predicts that the country’s gross domestic product (GDP) will grow by eight […]

An industry-crippling jet fuel monopoly breaks

A domestic airline has received approval to sell aviation fuel in a decision that has ended a monopoly and raised hopes of cheaper prices and better service. GOLDEN MYANMAR Airlines has received Myanmar Investment Commission approval to operate an aviation fuel business, in the first sign of competition for the state-backed monopoly that airlines say […]