Assessments are being made to introduce energy generation from wind in four states and regions of Myanmar, according to U Aung Myint, chair of Myanmar Renewable Energy Association (MREA).
A total of 27 locations in Yangon and Ayeyarwaddy regions and Rakhine and Chin states are under assessments in a bid to push the development of Myanmar’s first wind energy projects, according to the association.
“Developing wind energy farms require a large investment and great technology. Generally the project can be effectively implemented by applying modern Western technologies,” U Aung Myint said.
Government officials from the Ministry of Electric Power are working together with experts from MREA to make assessments in two locations in Yangon region, five in Ayeyarwaddy region and 10 each in Rakhine and Chin states.
Myanmar currently has 25 hydropower plants, 17 natural gas-fired power plants and one coal-fired power plant with a cumulative capacity of about 3,000 megawatts, according to the statistics of the Ministry of Electric Power.