A 170MW solar power plant in Minbu Township, Magwe Region, will start producing electricity in time for summer next year, said U Lin Naing Oo, business development department general manager of GEP (Myanmar) Co Ltd.
The Thailand-based company is investing US$297 million in the solar project, which is Myanmar’s first. Electricity generated from the plant will be linked to 230-kV transmission lines and supply power to the national grid.
Currently, construction work is being carried out at the site of the plant, will be built in four phases, starting with 40MW in the first phase, he added.
If approved, construction of the plant will commence in 2020.
The MOEE is aiming to generate 8 percent of the country’s electricity through renewable sources of energy by 2021. By 2025, the target is for 12pc of all electricity generated in Myanmar to be renewable.
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