Yangon Blackouts Announced

​​ Yangon will be on power rotation plan until April 2 as supplies from the Yadanar natural gas pipeline will be temporarily stopped, according to Yangon Electricity Supply Board. It said Yangon residents may face temporary blackouts as natural gas turbines would not have a supply. Yangon Region uses about 45 per cent of total […]

Implementation Mingwa hydropower plant project signed

A contract signing ceremony concerning the implementation of the Maingwa hydropower plant in Mongla, Shan State (East) was held in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. The Ministry of Electric Power and Shan State East Development Company Limited inked the deal to implement the project for electricity generation of 66 magawatts under the Built, Operate, Transfer (BOT) […]

Myanmar to begin generating wind energy

  THE Ministry of Electric Power signed a memorandum of understanding with China Three Gorges International Corporation on electricity production from wind power in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. The ministry’s director general U Aye Hsan and Mr Lu Guojun, chairman of China Three Gorges International Corporation, inked the MoU and exchanged notes. The MoU is […]

MOEP Eyes to Provide Electricity to 230,000 More Households by 2017

The Ministry of Electric Power (MOEP) said it will provide electricity to roughly 230,000 more households in the country by 2017. “We are implementing this according to National Electrification Plan. The goal for each year is stated in the plan and we are trying to follow through,” U Aung Ko Ko, director from the Ministry […]

Coal power continues over local objections

The Ministry of Electric Power plans to move forward with several coal-fired power plant projects despite the opposition of some civil society groups. The ministry has signed memorandums of understanding for at least 11 coal-fired projects in the country since 2010, though so far they are still at the early stage of feasibility studies, with […]

Chinese Thanlwin hydro projects to be revived

Myanmar plans to give the green light to three of six hydroelectric projects to begin construction on the Thanlwin River within three months, a high-ranking official at the Ministry of Electric Power said on August 16. “We plan to build six hydropower projects on the Thanlwin River,” said the official who asked not to be […]