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Solar micro-grids and energy access in Myanmar

Villages in Myanmar are taking electricity generation into their own hands, turning to solar micro-grids to power their homes. One of the solar pioneers in the country is Yoma Micro Power. It specialises in solar-powered generation and micro-grid distribution. Each of its 51 micro plants can power a small town and its surrounding areas. By […]

Yazagyo Dam resumes power generation, starts supplying to national grid

The Yazagyo Dam, which received reduced water supply from the Nerinjara River this summer and was in danger of drying up, resumed power generation at its 2MW plant and began supplying electricity to the national grid on 9 July according to Staff officer U Myo Tun, incharge of the dam. The dam, located in the […]

Residents say electricity rates should be lowered in off-grid areas

Residents in gas-producing regions like Tanintharyi are questioning why they still have to pay higher rates instead of being covered by the national grid. The government hiked electricity tariffs last week, and the new rates took effect on July 1. While consumers of residential and religious buildings will be charged the previous rate of K35 […]

Minbu solar plant to supply 40MW power to national grid

The solar power plant located on Minbu-An Road in Minbu Town of Magway Region will begin supplying 40MW of power to the national grid in July, according to Magway Region authorities. Initially, the power plant will supply 20MW of power to the national grid in May. In the second stage from July, it will provide […]

Wartsila signs Myanmar gas engine plant deal

Wärtsilä has signed a five-year operation and maintenance deal for a 145 MW gas engine plant it is building in the Mandalay region of Myanmar. The Kyaukse plant is powered by eight of Wärtsilä’s 50SG gas engines and is being built on a fast-track basis to alleviate electricity shortages in Myanmar. The plant’s electricity will […]

Taninthayi region will have electricity from national grid: chief minister

National grid will be connected to Taninthayi region within two-year time and one unit of electricity will be ranged between Ks35 and 50, said the region chief minister Dr Le Le Maw on June 4. At the present, the locals are paying over Ks400 per unit of electricity and the electricity bill is likely to […]

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 […]

Foreign firm to supply 5,000 transformers

A FOREIGN joint-venture firm will supply US$15 million for the distribution of transformers to the Ministry of Electricity and Energy (MOEE), according to an official statement from the company. Hitachi Soe Electric & Machinery announced on September 28 that they won the tender to supply and distribute over 5,000 transformers. This first tender aims to […]