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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 […]

Thaketa gas plant commences supplying power in Yangon

More than 40,000 households will now receive electricity following the scheduled completion and opening of a combined-cycle gas power plant in Thaketa township, Yangon Region, over the weekend. The Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) was signed in January 2016. The 106 megawatt plant was built and will be operated under a 30-year joint venture between the […]

Total to develop LNG project, continue offshore production work in Myanmar

Myanmar is planning to double the supply of electricity in the country over the next two years with power generated by liquefied natural gas (LNG) to meet an expected domestic shortfall. Last month, the Ministry of Electricity and Energy issued a “Notice to Proceed” to investors in four gas projects, which will collectively add 3,000 […]

Rolls-Royce to supply power plant in Myanmar

Rolls-Royce signed a long-term service agreement with RGK+Z&A for spare parts supply, supervision and maintenance for the Hlagwa Power Plant (Phase II) project today. The agreement was signed at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office in London by Lars Eikeland, President and CEO of Bergen Engines, and Mr Zeya Thura Mon, Group CEO of RGK+Z&A Group […]

Electricity problems persist despite progress

Despite increased investment in Myanmar’s electricity sector in 2013, including by international financial institutions, sustainable development remains a challenge. Only 26 percent of the population has access to government electricity supplies, government figures say, while in the past year new projects to increase production and a proposal of price hikes to reduce consumption and bring […]

Yangon power plants in limbo

Work on power plants slated to generate some 300 megawatts of electricity in the Yangon area has halted awaiting government approval of a standard power purchasing agreement (PPA) for the industry, according to U Zeya Thura Mon, CEO of power plant developers Royal GK Pte Ltd. The construction stoppage comes as Myanmar projects a significant […]

Green Earth Power (Thailand) wants partners for 210 MW Solar Plant in Myanmar

NAY PYI TAW : Green Earth Power (Thailand) or GEP is seeking partners for joint development of its 210-megawatt solar power plant in Myanmar, the third largest of its kind in the world and costing nearly 9 billion baht. The company also plans to mobilise funds from the Stock Exchange of Thailand for a bigger […]