Sep 23, 2015

Wind set to fill power gap (by 2030)

Myanmar will generate electricity through wind power projects, according to the Ministry of Electric Power.

Myanmar has signed memorandums of understanding for wind power plant projects for 2030-2031: a 1,000MW plant with Gunkul Engineering Public Co Ltd in Tanintharyi Region and Mon and Kayin states; a 1,900MW Gunkul plant in Shan and Kayah states; and a 1,100MW plant with Three Gorges in Chin and Rakhine states and Ayeyawady and Yangon regions.

Myanmar power supply is among the most limited in Asia.

The ministry has adopted a national-level plan to ensure every citizen has access to electricity by 2030.

Myanmar generates power through solar, wind power, hydropower, bio-fuel and biomaterials.

Hydropower generates around 65 per cent of the country’s power, natural gas 31 per cent, coal 2.8 per cent and diesel 1.8 per cent.

Demand is increasing with poor access to power seen as a barrier to economic and social development.

Source: Eleven Weekly Media