Myanmar seeks close collaboration with Russia to produce electricity

The Myanmar delegation led by Union Minister for Electric Power U Nyan Tun visited Russian Power System Operator in Moscow yesterday and observed the electricity system in Russia — the world’s fourth largest producer and consumer of electricity with 991 power plants and a total installed capacity of 246,500 megawatts.
Russia has a single synchronous electrical grid covering many countries, with a total length of 490,000 kilometres (more than 300,000 miles) of 110-750 kV power lines and a total of more than 10,000 substations. In the production of electricity, 60.7 per cent of the electricity is produced through the thermal energy of burning coal and natural gas, while 18.8 per cent and 20 per cent of the electricity is produced the through use of hydropower and nuclear energy, respectively. Electricity from wind and solar energy sources accounts for 0.5 per cent. The remaining power requirements are met hourly by natural gas and coal, and 31 nuclear reactors with a total installed capacity of 21,000 megawatts run at 10 different locations throughout Russia.
In the meeting room of the facility, Mr Katave Andley Mihilovich, director of market management and officials briefed the Myanmar delegation about their power system. The Union minister expressed that Myanmar is willing to work more closely with Russia to produce electricity and words of thanks for their serious consideration. — MNA/TH

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