130 MW solar project announced in Myanmar

Thailand-based Modern Energy Management (MEM) says it has teamed up with an undisclosed investor to develop a 130 MWp solar PV project in Myanmar. It is expected to come online in Q4 2019. Overall, the country is said to have a large-scale solar pipeline totaling 1.5 GW. The renewable energy advisory firm will reportedly help […]

IFC, Australia Back Nationwide Study on Myanmar’s Hydropower

AS MYANMAR needs more electricity to realise its development goals during the first civilian government’s term, two ministries have been holding a series of discussions until the third week of January to finalise the countrywide strategic environmental assessment (SEA) on hydropower potential by March. The series of discussions started with a stakeholder meeting in Myitkyina, […]

Myingyan Combined-Cycle Gas Turbine Power Plant begins Feeding 143MW to National Grid

The Myingyan Combined-Cycle Gas Turbine Power Plant has begun distributing 143 megawatts (MW) to the National Grid, according to a report on January 4 in the Myawady Daily. The Sembcorp Minygyan Power Company Limited has signed a build-operate-transfer (BOT) agreement with the Ministry of Electricity and Energy of Myanmar for its upcoming 225-megawatt power project […]

Parami Energy Readies Imported LPG for Sale as Demand Rises

The government is aiming to replace the use of electricity with Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) as a fuel for household cooking. If widely used, LPG can reduce the use of firewood as well as electricity when cooking, which will help to conserve power as well as the environment. Last year, the Ministry of Electricity and […]

Yangon Receives Mobile Power Generator by GE

Yangon will deploy a new K30 billion (US$22 million) 25-megawatt mobile generator to meet the city’s electricity demand during peak periods and emergencies. The TM2500 generator (pictured below) by GE Myanmar will be funded under the President’s Reserve Fund. GE and its partner, Golden Green Energy, transferred the TM2500 to the Yangon Region Government in […]

Solving Myanmar’s Power Problem

ABB believes microgrids are the solution to Myanmar’s power shortage problems. A senior executive at the power grid company explains how it can be done. Stay in Yangon long enough and you’ll probably experience the electricity going off halfway through your meal at one of the city’s many restaurants. The problem is so common in the […]

No plan for Coal-Fired Plant: Tanintharyi Chief Minister

Tanintharyi Region Chief Minister Le Le Maw insisted a coal-fired power plant project would not be launched during her tenure, as she outlined the regional government’s progress over the past year at a press conference yesterday. She said she had ditched the plan despite being pressured constantly by the Union government to go ahead with […]

France’s TOTAL Company Suggests Local Fuel Dealing to MIC

DENKO fuel station being opened in Mawlamyaing Township, Mon State (Photo-DENKO Facebook) France-based Total Company has proposed a local fuel deal in cooperation with the Denko Trading Co. Ltd., to Myanmar Investment Committee (MIC). They have requested approval from the Ministry of Electricity and Energy, according to Directorate of Investment and Companies Administration (DICA). “Currently, […]

Oil and Gas Sector Needs Efficient Pipelines

The Myanmar government urged EU companies to invest in the country’s energy sector as industry insiders noted that gas exploration is one of the biggest opportunities in the power-hungry Southeast Asian country. Xavier Preel, general manager of Total E&P Myanmar, said energy and infrastructure are the two main priorities of the current government. “Our counterpart […]

No Further Bidding Round for PSC Blocks

There are no immediate plans to hold another bidding round for the oil and gas blocks in Myanmar, a senior official from the Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE) told The Myanmar Times. “No plan has been made for a new bidding round. There isn’t any plan under arrangement on the management level,” he said. Bidding […]