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 […]

Ministry calls tender to supply Yangon electricity

Subscribe to our Tender Alert. We send out email alert on Tender and EOI as it happens. In its first public tender since taking office in April the Ministry of Electricity and Energy has called for private sector companies to supply 300 megawatts of power to Yangon per day for five years. The tender, published […]

Yangon govt targets ‘failing’ power firms

Regional officials say they will investigate performance at private electricity providers and if necessary, cancel contracts signed by the former government, as frequent power outages continue across Yangon and frustrations are vented through social media. Four private companies signed with the previous administration to supply power to the city. They are not performing as expected, […]

Yangon to Get First Waste-to-Energy Plant by 2017

The Yangon City Development Committee (YCDC) will build a small waste-to-energy plant worth $16.2 million in cooperation with Japan, a top official said. Construction of the machine, which has the capacity to burn 60 tonnes of trash, will start this month, said U Aung Myint Maw, deputy director of Environment and Cleaning Department, YCDC. The […]

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. […]

Yangon Electricity Supply Board denies plans to invite private investment – for now

The Yangon Electricity Supply Board does not yet have concrete plans to allow private investment to take an equity stake in the business, though private firms are meeting with the board to look for opportunities. Some media has reported the board, which is a state-owned enterprise under the Ministry of Electric Power, is planning to […]

Ministry of Electric Power to invite open tender for Power Distribution Improvement Project (Package 5-Tools and Equipment); Closing Date: December 11, 2014

MINISTRY OF ELECTRIC POWER DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRIC POWER Date: 27th October 2014 Loan 3084-MYA: Power Distribution Improvement Project Package 5-Tools and Equipment This Invitation for Bids follows the General Procurement Notice for this project that appeared in the “ADB Business Opportunities” on 8 November 2013. The Republic of the Union of Myanmar has received a […]

Ministry of Electric Power to invite open tender for Power Distribution Improvement Project (Package 4-Line Materials); Closing Date: December 11, 2014

MINISTRY OF ELECTRIC POWER DEPARTMENT OF ELECTRIC POWER Invitation for Bids Date: 27th October 2014 Loan 3084-MYA: Power Distribution Improvement Project Package 4-Line Materials This Invitation for Bids follows the General Procurement Notice for this project that appeared in the “ADB Business Opportunities”on 8 November 2013. The Republic of the Union of Myanmar has received […]

Yangon Switches On

YANGON — On the industrial outskirts of Yangon, a rusted chimney exhales wisps of white smoke as a three-decade-old gas-fired power station chunters on. Just meters away on the same compound in Thaketa Township, a low mumble, but nothing in the way of visible emissions, is coming from a row of 16 boxed-up gas-fueled engines—Austrian-produced […]

IFC to help improve Yangon electricity supply

The Ministry of Electrical Power and the International Finance Corporation (IFC) signed an agreement to improve Yangon’s electricity supply on February 26. The IFC aims to help to transform Yangon Electricity Supply Board (YESB) into a corporation within three years. “The IFC will provide financial aid in addition to technical before fully transform it into […]