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Power Supply: More Power Plants Under Construction

14 September 2017

Three natural gas turbine power plants are under construction to generate more electricity.

The new power plants are being constructed at Mandalay and Yangon Regions and Mon State. It is expected to generate 450 megawatts electricity upon completion.

The Ministry expects to increase the demand of 3400 megawatts electricity this year. Officials said these new power plants will help the increasing power demand.

Deputy Managing Director, Electric Power General Enterprise, Khin Maung Lay said “Our enterprise is carrying out for the electricity production. We have been constructing three natural gas turbine power plants which can generate 225 Mega Watt in Myingyan, 120 MW in Thatone and 106 MW in Thakayta. The electricity consumption is increasing year by year in our country. In coming open season, we can produce more Mega Watt of electricity.”

At the press conference held in Nay Pyi Taw on Thursday, officials explained about the progress of construction of the natural gas power plants.

The Ministry plans to implement more natural gas power plants and solar power system in cooperation with international firms.

Deputy Managing Director, Electric Power General Enterprise, Khin Maung Lay said “We also signed MOU with international organizations to build natural gas power plants and solar power plants in central area. Plans are underway to build more gas turbine power plants.”

At present, the Ministry is implementing the National Electrification Plan-NPE project with the loan assistance of KfW from Germany.