Kyauktan power station

From Global Energy Monitor

The Kyauktan power station is a proposed 500-megawatt power station in Yangon, Myanmar.

Location

The map below shows Kyauktan Township, the approximate location where the plant would be built.

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Background

In 2013, four companies - Myanmar Ministry of Electric Power, Diamond Palace Services Orange of Myanmar, Powergen of India and Global Adviser of Singapore - agreed to build a 500 MW power station in Kyauktan Township. The plant will provide power to the Yangon region.[1] An MoU for the project was signed by the Ministry of Electricity, Diamond Palace Services Co., E-Gateway of India, and Global Advisors (Singapore).[2]

In July 2014 feasibility studies on the project were reported as underway.[3] However, in March 2015 it was reported that although the ministry had signed memoranda of understanding (MoU) with foreign and local companies for 12 different coal-fired power stations around the country, it was still working to gain public acceptance and had not advanced beyond the MoU stage for any of the projects, including Kyauktan power station.[4]

In October 2016 Daw Nilar Kyaw, Yangon Region Minister for Electricity, Industry and Transport, said that construction of a coal plant in Kyauktan plant would not be allowed. The statement came in response to a question raised by Daw Thet Thet Mu, Hluttaw representative, constituency 2, Kyauktan Township.[2]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Kyauktan Project
  • Parent company: Diamond Palace Services Orange (Myanmar), Powergen (India), and Global Adviser (Singapore)
  • Developer:
  • Location: Kyauktan Township, Yangon, Myanmar
  • Coordinates: 16.638056, 96.322778 (approximate)
  • Status: Cancelled
  • Capacity: 500 MW
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Start date:
  • Coal Type:
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

Opposition

In response to the Kyauktan power plant being built in Myanmar, locals protested as of 2014. Though companies building the power plant cited benefits of technological infrastructure and hydropower, locals were concerned about the health and safety of their environment.[5]

Resources and articles

References

  1. "Countries partner on 500 MW coal-fired power project," Penn Energy, October 11, 2013.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Ko Moe, "Coal power station not to be allowed in Kyauktan township," Global New Light of Myanmar, October 18, 2016
  3. "Myanmar outlines growth plans," Modern Power Systems, 24 July 2014
  4. Aung Shin, " Coal-fired power planned, but on hold," Myanmar Times, 13 March 2015
  5. “Cronies & Coal”, “Consult-Myanmar”, September 1, 2014.

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