Local energy firms, investors weigh in on solar project tender

Local energy companies are pessimistic about a recent government tender for Myanmar’s biggest solar power project. “There are some tall hurdles for local investors who wish to bid for the tender. The government should also consider local investors for the project but the terms and conditions rule out most Myanmar investors,” said U Kyaw Kyaw […]

Developer issues tender for Ayeyarwady LNG power plant

The Myanmar-Chinese developers of a major liquefied natural gas (LNG) power plant for Ayeyarwady Region have issued a tender with a one-week deadline for companies to enter the prequalification stage. The proposed 1390MW LNG power plant is to be built in Shwethaungyan township’s Mee Lin Gyaing area, a greenfield site about 250 kilometres from Yangon. […]

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, […]

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 […]