Off-Grid Electricity Projects Are Starved for Funds

Despite innovative off-grid technology and high-profile initiatives, electrification in sub-Saharan Africa still trails population growth. In 2009 there were 585 million people in the region without power. Five years later, that figure had risen to 632 million, according to the latest International Energy Agency statistics. A first-of-its-kind analysis of the flow of capital, released in […]

Why Sembcorp Industries Limited’s Latest Small Agreement in Myanmar May Be a Big Deal

Earlier today, Sembcorp Industries Limited (SGX: U96) announced that it has secured a long-term power purchase agreement (PPA) with Myanma Electric Power Enterprise (MEPE) to supply 225 megawatts of power for 22 years. The power will be supplied by a 225-megawatt gas-fired power plant that Sembcorp Industries is planning to build in the Myingyan district […]

Cheap Coal Tipped to Fuel Energy-Starved Myanmar

Burma’s future electricity needs are more likely to be fueled by coal than the oil and gas believed to be sitting beneath the seabed in offshore territorial waters, energy experts predict. Coal is rapidly becoming the fuel of choice for companies investing in new power-generating plants across the 10 Asean member states because of cost […]