An abundance of locally produced, cheap coal and a failure to promote alternative energy sources were key reasons for Asia bucking the global trend away from coal, experts said.
The United States under President Donald Trump has been looking to sell more energy products to India, the world’s third-biggest buyer of oil.
The electricity coverage will have reached 96 percent of Rakhine State by the end of December, according to the Ministry of Electricity and Energy.
The Ministry of Electricity and Energy is negotiating with suppliers in hopes of lowering fuel oil prices to less than 1,000 kyats per liter in Yangon.
Cambodia will push ahead with plans to use hydropower and coal to electrify the entire country by 2020, but solar energy will play some role, especially in remote areas.
Kyat’s fall against the Singapore dollar is driving the price rise, ministry says
Energy generated by solar panels on buildings in the project can be bought and sold between them depending on supply demands.
Most of the population gets only about two hours of power a day
As power demand soars in its fastest-growing economy, the Philippines' energy ministry is looking seriously again at nuclear power.
A lottery system to decide which wind projects will go ahead this year is a sign that grid constraints are forcing local governments to restrict capacity.