Myanmar gets first solar power plant

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solar power myanmarMyanmar will not only get its first solar power plant but also the world’s third-largest within 21 months, providing the country with an extra 210 megawatts of power, Green Earth Power (Thailand), the developer of the power plant, said on May 2.

The company will invest $275 million and sign a power purchase agreement with Myanmar’s Ministry of Electric Power shortly. The plant will be set up near Myanmar’s capital Naypyitaw.

The plant will support the target set by the Myanmar government to increase electricity production from currently 2,500 megawatts to 30,000 megawatts by 2030, said Deputy Minister for Electric Power Aung Than Oo.

Myanmar suffers from frequent blackouts and industry complexes are forced to cut power consumption. There is a widespread use of diesel generators. Currently, only 26 per cent of the country has access to electricity.

Only 4 per cent of rural areas have access to power, and only 3,000 of the country’s 68,000 villages have light, according to the Myanmar Times.

This investment in Myanmar indicates a growing trend of solar power projects across Southeast Asia.

 

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Myanmar will not only get its first solar power plant but also the world’s third-largest within 21 months, providing the country with an extra 210 megawatts of power, Green Earth Power (Thailand), the developer of the power plant, said on May 2.

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solar power myanmarMyanmar will not only get its first solar power plant but also the world’s third-largest within 21 months, providing the country with an extra 210 megawatts of power, Green Earth Power (Thailand), the developer of the power plant, said on May 2.

The company will invest $275 million and sign a power purchase agreement with Myanmar’s Ministry of Electric Power shortly. The plant will be set up near Myanmar’s capital Naypyitaw.

The plant will support the target set by the Myanmar government to increase electricity production from currently 2,500 megawatts to 30,000 megawatts by 2030, said Deputy Minister for Electric Power Aung Than Oo.

Myanmar suffers from frequent blackouts and industry complexes are forced to cut power consumption. There is a widespread use of diesel generators. Currently, only 26 per cent of the country has access to electricity.

Only 4 per cent of rural areas have access to power, and only 3,000 of the country’s 68,000 villages have light, according to the Myanmar Times.

This investment in Myanmar indicates a growing trend of solar power projects across Southeast Asia.

 

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