Published on Thursday, 03 January 2013 17:18
Residential area of Tamwe Township, Yangon on Jan 2 (Photo-EMG)
Myanmar is set to meet its annual power requirement come summertime by tapping into new energy projects.
Aung Khine of Yangon Electricity Supply Board said the country requires 2,060 MW in summertime, but only 1,551 MW (75 per cent) is being generated.
In 2012, Myanmar consumed 1,790 MW in the summer. It is expected that the country will require 2,060 MW in 2013, 2,370 MW in 2014, 2,725 MW in 2015 and 3,130 MW in 2016.
The Ministry of Electrical Power plans to generate 350 MW from its new projects in Thaukyaykhat-2, Hlawga, Ywama, Thakayta and Ahlon in order to supply electricity for the entire country.
To further meet the demand, the ministry will also cut power on a part-time basis in industrial zones. Power will be reduced at government-owned industries and factories and river water-pumping projects from 5 pm to 11 pm. Power will be cut in daytime in areas where there are no industries and factories.
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