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Countries Partner on 500 MW Coal-Fired Power Project


Myanmar, India and Singapore will partner to build a 500 megawatt coal-fired power plant in Kyauktan, located in the Yangon Myanmar region.

The Myanmar Ministry of Electric Power, Diamond Palace Services Orange of Myanmar, Powergen Pvt Ltd of India and Global Adviser Pte Ltd of Singapore are involved in the project. The plant will provide power to the Yangon region.

Myanmar is facing increasing energy demand and launched two gas-fired power projects in 2012 totaling 720 MW of energy. Those plants were built under multi-national joint ventures with South Korea, Thailand and Singapore.

Along with coal and gas, Myanmar is looking to diesel, solar, wind and biogas as additional energy sources to respond to high demands.

India’s Tata Power has started feasibility studies on a possible coal-fired power plant in Myanmar, UPI reported. This plant would be located in the Ayeyarwady region of the country.

Myanmar has produced 9.73 billion kilowatt hours of electricity in the last year, short of the country’s power demand, according to UPI. Data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration show only 22 percent of the country’s population had access to electricity in 2011.

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