Government prioritises LNG to meet electricity target

05.03.18 Newsletter

To meet the 3,000 MW electricity gap between supply and demand, expected to occur by 2020-21, the government plans to build LNG-fired power plants. There will be 3 LNG power plants with a combined capacity of nearly 3,000 MW. One 1,230 MW plant located in Kanbauk, which includes 450 kilometers of transmission lines, is developed by Siemens and Total.
However, Myanmar is currently not able to process its abundant gas resources to LNG, and hence the country will heavily rely on imports.
Furthermore, Myanmar agreed with its neighbor Laos to import 100-200 MW electricity. Laos generates most of its power through hydro sources.