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Fulfilling the national electricity requirement

Summer is here, and people across Myanmar are sharing electricity produced by power utilities that are struggling to meet the demand. The commercial capital of Yangon has implemented a turn-based electricity distribution system to provide equal power to all townships. Acknowledging the inconvenience caused by this, the authorities have expressed the hope that Yangonites will […]

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 […]

Scheduled Power Outages for Myanmar’s Major Cities

MANDALAY—The electricity supply boards in Yangon and Mandalay have told the public to prepare for reduced power distribution rates and major power outages due to a reduction in rates of electricity being generated by hydropower stations. The Mandalay Electricity Supply Corporation (MESC) announced on Sunday that it will cut power to different districts of Mandalay […]

Beware of crowding pigeons and stray dogs in urban Yangon

Myanmar people are kind by nature and we have heartfelt pity on other living things. If someone were to say this sympathetic nature is engendering the dangers caused by pigeons and dogs on the streets of Yangon, animal lovers will be quick to provide a stream of comments. But this is a serious and very […]

Minbu solar power project commences in time for summer 2019

A 170MW solar power plant in Minbu Township, Magwe Region, will start producing electricity in time for summer next year, said U Lin Naing Oo, business development department general manager of GEP (Myanmar) Co Ltd. The Thailand-based company is investing US$297 million in the solar project, which is Myanmar’s first. Electricity generated from the plant […]