MOEE launches 66 MW gas-fired power plant in Magway

Deputy Minister U Khin Maung Win and party arrive to attend the opening ceremony of the 66 megawatt gas-fired plant in Magway yesterday.  Photo: MNA
Deputy Minister U Khin Maung Win and party arrive to attend the opening ceremony of the 66 megawatt gas-fired plant in Magway yesterday.  Photo: MNA

Ministry of Electricity and Energy opened a 66 megawatt gas-fired plant in Magway Township yesterday morning.
At the ceremony, Deputy Minister U Khin Maung Win made an opening remark, saying the ministry’s plan to supply electricity sufficiently for the whole country.
The ministry managed to generate 3,980 MW in previous summer, is implementing to fulfill an estimated demand of 5,000 MW in coming hot season of 2020 from seven projects—66 MW in Magway, 150 MW in Kyaukphyu, 400 MW in Tharkayta, 350 MW in Thilawa, 20.5 MW in Kyungyaung, 151.5 MW in Ahlon and 28 MW in Shwetaung, with a total capacity of 1,166 MW.
The newly opened Magway power plan, out of these seven, will use 15 million cubic-ft of natural gas from Shwe offshore block, starting 13 December, to supply electricity demand and local people and to put excess megawatt into the national grid.
Magway Region is now receiving 255 MW of electricity from Mone and Kyo Ohn Wa hydropower plant, Minbu solar plant and the new 66-MW gas-fired plant, although the local demand is just 100 MW. The surplus of electricity will send into the national grid.—MNA (Translated by Aung Khin)

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