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Myanmar Power Plants Delayed by COVID-19 to Start Operating in Coming Months

YANGON—Two of five emergency power projects originally scheduled for completion by the summer but delayed due to the COVID-19 pandemic will start operating this month and the rest should be up and running by September, the deputy electricity minister told the Parliament on Tuesday. Deputy Minister for Electricity and Energy (MOEE) U Khin Maung Win […]

Myanmar to invite tenders for solar power: MOEE

The Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE) will invite local and foreign investors to tender for a solar power plant project, said U Soe Myint, Deputy Permanent Secretary at the ministry. The Independent Power Plant should be able to generate 1000 megawatts of solar power, which the government would purchase based on a 20-year Build-Operate-Own […]

Work on large LNG project in Ayeyarwady set to start in July

Work on a large liquefied natural gas (LNG) power plant in Mee Lin Gyaing, Ayeyarwady Region is expected to begin this year, officials of one of the companies involved with the project have told the Myanmar Times. The Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE) originally approved the project, along with one in Kan Pauk in […]

Invitation for Bids:Design, Supply, and Installation of 132 kV Upper Kengtawng – Namsang Transmission Line (37) miles. Closing Date: 10 Feb 2020

  Date: 27, December, 2019     Bid No. and Title: 41(T)/DPTSC(PTP)/2019-2020 Design, Supply, and Installation of 132 kV Upper Kengtawng – Namsang Transmission Line (37) miles and 132 kV Switch Bay (1)No Extension at Namsang Substation Deadline for Submission of Bids: 10, February, 2020, 13:00 hours (local time) The Department of Power Transmission and […]

Invitation for Bids: Design, Supply, and Installation of 230kV Min Hla – Athoke Transmission Line (101) miles and 230 kV Switch Bay (3)Nos. Closing Date: 6 Feb 2020

  Date: 23, December, 2019     Bid No. and Title: 40(T)/DPTSC(PTP)/2019-2020 Design, Supply, and Installation of 230kV Min Hla – Athoke Transmission Line (101) miles and 230 kV Switch Bay (3)Nos. Extension at Min Hla Substation and 230 kV Switch Bay (2) Nos. Extension at Athoke Substation Deadline for Submission of Bids: 6, February, […]

Myanmar Solar: Lots of Potential, But a Cloudy Outlook for Solar Energy Development and Growth

Solar energy is just beginning to gain some traction in Myanmar, a country that has been gradually opening up its economy and society to the world since 2011. Demand for energy has been growing fast, in parallel with the ASEAN (Association of Southeast Asian Nations) member’s economy, and solar energy is competing against a variety […]

Deal Signed to Purchase Power from Kyaukphyu Power Plant Project

According to a statement from the MOEE, the power purchase agreement (PPA) was signed last Tuesday. Kyauk Phyu Electric Power Co is a joint venture between Myanmar’s Supreme Group and Chinese state-owned firm Power China. The gas-fired power plant in Kyaukphyu, Rakhine State, is one of four projects expected to generate a total of 3111MW […]

Myanmar State Firm Signs Deal to Buy Electricity From Strategic Chinese Project in Rakhine

YANGON—A Myanmar state-owned enterprise has inked a power purchase agreement with a Myanmar-China joint venture company that is developing a 135-megawatt (MW) power plant project in Kyaukphyu, in western Myanmar’s Rakhine State. The plant is one of the strategic projects that make up the Myanmar section of Beijing’s grand infrastructure plan, the Belt and Road […]

Myanmar’s Energy Prospects, Emergency Tenders and Renewables

Katie Patterson of Myanmar Energy Monitor talks to The Myanmar Times about the impact of Myanmar’s electricity tariff hikes, next year’s blackout risks, the potential of renewables and the sector’s investment prospects The Myanmar government has put in place the National Electrification Plan to achieve 100 percent electrification by 2030, but implementation is behind schedule, […]

Govt officially discloses results of energy tender after delay

Myanmar’s Ministry of Energy and Electricity has finally disclosed the tender results for five emergency power projects, one and a half months after issuing the letters of acceptance and following earlier Myanmar Times reports. The government issued a tender for five projects in June to bring in plants and barges with the aim of adding […]