Earnings surge at Yangon power company

The Yangon Electricity Supply Corporation (YESC) reported MMK 91 billion in revenue for the month of July. This is a 65 percent jump from the previous month. The surging numbers are due to a spike in electricity prices instituted by the Ministry of E
5080 villages to receive electricity with World Bank support this year

National electrification plan on course to supply 5,080 villages

A total of 5,080 villages are to be connected to the national grid this year, as part of the National Electrification Plan (NEP). According to an article in the Myanmar Times, U Thura Aung Bo, project manager and deputy chief engineer of NEP was quot
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IFC report recommends alternative to Myitsone Dam

A new study by IFC has recommended not re-starting the controversial Myitsone hydropower dam in Kachin State. Alternative measures to develop hydropower in the country are also put forward. The Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) proposes multip
Eaton Corporation expansion in Myanmar Market

US power firm moves into Myanmar market

Eaton Corporation, an American power management company, has signed a deal with local company Myanmar Golden Rock International (MGRI), which provides technology solutions in the country, said a report in the Myanmar Times. According to the article,
Residents in Shan oppose dam project

Residents in Shan oppose dam project

Residents of Thibaw and Kayukme townships urging the Ministry of Electricity and Energy to cancel the Upper Yeywa Dam project due to stability concerns
Parliament asked to approve ADB loan to improve electricity network

President urges electricity project to go ahead

President U Win Myint has called on the parliament to give the go ahead for a multi-million-dollar loan from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) that would help improve the  electricity supply in the country, according to an article in The Irrawaddy. T