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Tanintharyi calls for tender to supply Dawei with power

In a move to ensure that Tanintharyi Region’s capital Dawei continues to have electricity, the regional government has invited companies to bid for a new tender to supply electricity to the capital and surrounding area, known as Dawei district. The regional minister for electricity and energy U Aung Thura told The Myanmar Times that the […]

Myanmar electricity rates to soar next month

<ahref=”https://youtu.be/pCvYiQYDHcE” target=”_blank”> Electricity rates will increase substantially from July for both residents and businesses in the first changes in tariffs for five years, the government has announced. Monthly bills for consumers of 100 units will go up by over 70 percent. Investors in the energy sector and analysts welcomed the increase, however. Myanmar’s present electricity […]

A Renewable Vision for Myanmar

Myanmar continues to experience a rapid increase in economic activity as it transitions into an open market system. With that, power demand continues to increase—for modern amenities like air conditioning and power for industrial factories. This is especially true in the economic hubs of Yangon and Mandalay. In the last few weeks it has come […]

Minister calls for policy change in power sector to address outages

A regional minister on Tuesday underscored the need to revamp the country’s energy policy in order to address the perennial problem of power outages, especially during the summer months when the demand for electricity soars. Mandalay Region Electricity, Energy and Construction Minister U Zarni Aung apologised to the people for the frequent blackouts over the […]

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 […]

Only high-tech firms for hydro, coal power

Only companies and countries with access to the latest technologies and technologies which minimise environmental impact will be considered to take part in hydro and coal power projects in Myanmar, a senior official from the Ministry of Electricity and Energy told The Myanmar Times. “For electricity generation sources, we are planning to consider only the […]

VPower Awarded Two New Gas-based Distributed Power Projects in Myanmar

VPower Group, one of the fastest growing fast-track distributed power providers just signed two power generation contract arrangements with Myanmar’s state electricity enterprise, for the Economic Zone of Kyauk Phyu and key industrial city Myingyan, both for over the period of five years. VPower Group Logo In Kyauk Phyu, VPower will be doubling the power […]

MEPE calls tender for gas-fired power

Subscribe to our tender alert mailing list Myanma Electric Power Enterprise (MEPE) has issued more tenders for independent power producers to build gas-fired power plants in Yangon and Myingyan, according to an official. Local and international companies have been invited to apply to generate electricity by gas engine or gas turbine, which will then be […]

Scramble for electricity will increase Myanmar’s reliance on imported coal

Myanmar has long struggled to provide electric power to its citizens, but a push to electrify the country in the next 15 years under the National Electrification Program has led to the drafting of a plan that pushes the boundaries of realism. Under the program, the Ministry of Electric Power (MEP) plans to raise the […]

Govt can renegotiate gas-export contracts, Parami CEO says

Myanmar should renegotiate its gas-export contracts with neighbouring countries to solve its energy crisis, Parami Energy Group chief executive officer Pyae Wa Tun said, suggesting that about half of the natural gas being exported should remain in Myanmar. Renegotiating the contracts would free Myanmar from the need to pursue environmentally risky large-scale hydropower projects and […]