Myanmar govt considering renewables: energy minister

The National League for Democracy-led government says it is now considering a number of renewable energy proposals.

The Minister of Electricity and Energy U Win Khaing announced the decision after a meeting of the National Renewable Energy Committee this week.

He said proposals being considered include 61 solar power projects totalling 5746.37 megawatts in eight regions and states, seven wind power projects (1163MW) in four regions, and six biomass projects (200MW) in four regions and states. 

The meeting touched on the incorporation of solar power generation in agriculture and fisheries schemes and other proposals such as hydropower plants, the minister said. He added the meeting also discussed the pricing for renewables.

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