Yangon Power Board to Seek Private Sector Involvement from 2015

YANGON — The Yangon Electricity Supply Board (YESB) will begin to facilitate private investment from early next year, with a view to the possibility of an eventual complete privatization of the city’s electricity transmission. The YESB is currently deciding upon a model for private sector collaboration in discussion with experts and the Yangon Region government. […]

Ministry to Set Up New Transformers for Better Electricity Distribution

The Ministry of Electric Power announced that new transformers will be installed in townships across the country in an effort to revamp the country’s ramshackle electricity distribution system. The ministry is planning to set up 230KV, 66KV and 11KV transformers in the townships of Taunggyi, Myawaddy and Kalay, while 230KV transformers are also to be […]

ADB to Loan $60 Million for Myanmar’s Electricity Network

YANGON — In a push to develop Myanmar’s national power grid, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has offered a US$60 million loan to improve access to electricity in four divisions. Some 480,000 households in Yangon, Mandalay, Sagaing and Magway divisions will see access to a more reliable electricity supply through the loan, ADB said Monday. […]