August 19, 2016

YESC aims to ensure 1,400 megawatts of power supply next year

THE Yangon Electricity Supply Corporation is planning to increase power supply to 1,400 megawatts next year, said YESC General Manager U Thant Zin at a press conference in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday. The General Manager added that efforts are being made to ensure that there are no power outages next summer.
“Taking lessons from this summer’s power outages in Yangon, preparations that include the installation of more transformers and power lines are being made to avoid electricity failure next summer.”
According to the YESC, Yangon consumed 1,200 megawatts this April.
The general manager stressed the need for an adequate budget allocation to provide full electricity supply to Yangon, saying that K100 billion is needed to ensure a 24-hour power supply in Yangon Region.
The YESC has a budget of K20 billion a year.
The YESC has reported to the Yangon Region government as well as State Counsellor Daw Aung San Suu Kyi on budgetary requirements to ensure an adequate power supply in Yangon.
The Ministry of Electricity and Energy released a statement yesterday saying that 40 cases of electricity theft were exposed in April, May and June of this year.
Only 114 of 404 tangled cable nests in Yangon have been fixed, said the ministry in its statement.


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