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At present, electricity generation is produced 47% of its energy from hydropower, more than 52.4% from thermal energy, 0.6% from solar energy

At present, hydropower accounts for 47% of hydropower; More than 52.4% of thermal energy; According to the Ministry of Power and Energy, 0.6% of solar energy is generated. The country’s electricity demand is growing at an annual rate of 15 percent. Union Minister for Power and Energy Aung Than Oo said that 2064.3 megawatts of thermal power plants and 26.77 megawatts of solar power plants would be generated. In the current power system, the proportion of power generation sources is 47% from hydropower, 0.6% from solar and RE and 52.4% from thermal energy (GAS + LNG + Coal). So far, it has achieved more than 60.6 percent of the electrification ratio, he said.

In the 2019-2020 fiscal year, 3,225 megawatts will be generated from hydropower, depending on the energy source. 2773 MW from natural gas; 40 megawatts of solar power. According to the Ministry of Power and Energy, LNG has generated 900 megawatts and coal from 120 megawatts for a total of 7,058 megawatts. In the 2015-2016 financial year, 3181 MW from hydropower and 1752 MW from natural gas. Coal generates 120 megawatts for a total of 5053 megawatts. 63% from hydropower; 35% from natural gas and 2% from coal. In the 2018-2019 fiscal year, 11,227.82 million kilowatt-hours of hydropower generation will be generated. 9366.56 million kilowatt hours from natural gas; 2,169.70 million kilowatt hours from steam; Diesel generates 104.73 million kilowatt hours.

In the 2017-2018 financial year, 12,265.03 million kilowatt hours from hydropower; 7,459.22 million kilowatt hours from natural gas; 1,080.60 million kilowatt hours from steam; Diesel generates 1.55 million kilowatt hours. In the 2016-2017 financial year, 12,265.03 million kilowatt hours from hydropower; 7,459.22 million kilowatt-hours from natural gas; 1,080.60 million kilowatt hours from steam; Diesel generates 77.55 million kilowatt hours. The annual capacity generation of the Ministry of Electricity and Energy was 15965 million units in the 2015-2016 fiscal year. 17867 million units in the 2016-2017 financial year; In the fiscal year 2017-2018, million units 200555; Production increased to 228,799 million units in the 2018-2018 fiscal year and 27,300 million units in the 2019-2020 fiscal year.

Source: Daily Eleven

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