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Ministry of Electric Power Issues Six Hydropower Tenders . Closing Date: 5 Aug 2022

The Department of Hydropower Implementation (“DHPI”) at the Ministry of Electric Power (“MoEP”), under the State Administration Council (“SAC”), has issued tenders inviting private investment for the implementation of hydropower projects in Myanmar. The details of these project are as follows: S/No Project Name & Tender No. Invited Activities Date, Time and Place of Tender […]

Myanmar to generate more energy from hydro, solar sources

Myanmar will press ahead with the implementation of four hydropower projects to meet the country’s demand for electricity, according to Union Minister of Electricity and Energy U Win Khine. Currently, Myanmar generates 3,225 megawatts (MW) of electricity, or half the country’s power supply, from 28 hydropower plants. Myanmar’s abundance of hydroresources and lower cost of […]

China Dominates Myanmar Renewables Tender, Winning 29 Of 30 Bids

When the winning bidders for 30 sites being developed as one of Myanmar’s largest ever solar power projects were announced, 29 of the sites included Chinese based or registered companies. The tender being bid for was a 1.06 GW PV project earlier in the month, and as is so often the case in South East […]

Chinese companies dominate Myanmar solar tender

When bids were opened in Myanmar’s 1.06 gigawatt solar power tender on 9 September, a few names were repeated over and over: Sungrow Power Supply Co Ltd and China Mechanical Engineering Corporation, State Power Investment Corporation, China Gezhouba Group and Xian Longi Clean Energy Co Ltd. In the end, all but one of the winning […]

Large hydropower projects to continue in Myanmar: Govt

Although electricity generated by natural gas is expected to rise, Myanmar is planning to continue implementing large hydropower projects to meet the country’s electricity needs, U Khin Maung Win, Deputy Minister of Electricity and Energy, told Pyidaungsu Hluttaw on July 27. The deputy minister was responding to a point raised by U Kyaw Ni Naing, […]

Myanmar continues coal-plant plans

Coal-fired plants will continue to be in use despite objections by different groups on grounds of health and environmental pollution, Ministry of Electricity and Energy deputy minister U Tun Naing said. He told the Amyotha Hluttaw, the upper house of Myanmar’s national bicameral legislature, that the government intended to go ahead with the construction of […]

Solar micro-grids and energy access in Myanmar

Villages in Myanmar are taking electricity generation into their own hands, turning to solar micro-grids to power their homes. One of the solar pioneers in the country is Yoma Micro Power. It specialises in solar-powered generation and micro-grid distribution. Each of its 51 micro plants can power a small town and its surrounding areas. By […]

World Bank Puts Myanmar’s Power Investment Needs at $2B a Year

YANGON—To sustain economic growth, Myanmar needs to invest up to US$2 billion (3.06 trillion kyats) annually in its electricity sector, according to a World Bank report released on Tuesday. In the report, “Myanmar Economic Monitor: Building Reform Momentum”, the World Bank said Myanmar’s economic growth is expected to rise to 6.5 percent in fiscal 2018-19, […]

Myanmar hikes electricity rates to fund grid investments

YANGON — Myanmar will raise electricity prices for the first time in five years, with rates as much as tripling for households and nearly doubling for businesses. The government’s just-announced tariff increases take effect this coming Monday and will bring relief to money-losing utilities that have sold power for far below generating costs. With urbanites […]