Studies begin for first batch of mini-grid proposals

Applicants for the mini-grid project under the National Electrification Project are being broken up into three batches, with the feasibility of the projects to be assessed.
 
A total of 83 proposals were submitted for the 2017-18 project mini-grid project by the 30 October 2017 deadline. Nine of the 83 proposals were rejected by the evaluation committee for being inconsistent with the rules.
 
The remaining 74 proposals are to be divided into three batches for assessment purposes. The first batch consists of eight companies with 12 proposed projects.
 
Officials and experts from development partners will evaluation the proposals.
 
The list of the batch one companies only is below. Of note, type 1 indicates a proposal decided by the company, and type 2 is following a recommended site from the National Electrification Project. 
 
The World Bank has approved $400m in loans for Myanmar electrification, of which $90m is under the Department of Rural Development, mostly for rural electrification. One other similar mini-grid tender has been successfully completed, with financing coming from the Department, the implement companies and from the local villagers.
 

Project Name

Company

Project type

Than Pyar Chaung

Pro-Engineering

Type 1

Bant Bway

Mandalay Yoma

Type 1

Kalama Kaung

Techno-Hill

Type 1

Lal Phat

Techno-Hill

Type 1

Byat Kalay

Talent and Technology

Type 1

Koke Kaing

Talent and Technology

Type 1

Sel Pin Kyun

Mega Global Green Automation

Type 1

Tat Thit Kyun

Mega Global Green Automation

Type 1

Win Bo

Solar Phillipine

Type 1

Sung Po

Solar Phillipine

Type 2

Pyin Bu Gyi

Lemi-Earth JV

Type 2

Mei Za Taw

Kinetic Myanmar Technology

Type 1

Source: NEP facebook page


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