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3rd Myanmar Power Summit, Yangon, Myanmar

When: 9-11 March 2015

Where: Sedona Hotel, Yangon, Myanmar 

CMT and Myanmar’s Ministry of Electric Power (MOEP) held the third Myanmar Power Summit (MPS), with panel of officials including: 

  • Ministry of Electric Power (MOEP); 
  • Myanmar Electric Power Enterprise (MEPE); 
  • Yangon City Electricity Supply Board (YESB); 
  • Electricity Supply Enterprise; 
  • Global Development Institutions (ADB & IFC)& International Project Financiers

as well as local and international industry experts who presented indepth assessment on current projects and emerging opportunities; and the country’s plans to be transparent in encouraging partnerships and investment.

Key highlights:

  • Developing IPP business, follow-ups from the  first awarded pproject
  • National requirements for power generation and transmission infrastructure
  • Project finance Myanmar power
  • ADB, World Bank/IFC and JICA’s initiatives on growth of generation capacity
  • Fuel-mix and availability (natural gas, coal, hydro and renewables) – when and how?
  • Operational perspective on developing thermal power plants
  • Extension and refurbishment of the transmission grid

On 9 March, 2.30-5.30pm, DFDL advisors William Greenlee, Thida Aye, Rob Fitzgibbons, Nick Towle and Jaime Casanova presented a three and a half hour workshop titled “The Nuts and Bolts of the New Electricity Act” where they covered a diverse range of topics relating to Myanmar’s new electricity law.

The workshop’s topics included:

  • Recent legal changes relevant to power projects
  • Existing framework – licensing energy projects
  • International best practice, regional comparison of legal systems
  • The electricity law – stakeholders interests and expectations
  • Typical challenges and options for electricity sector reform
  • End game – future development issues

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