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The people's solar system will be bought for around eighty kyats per unit.

The surplus electricity from the people's solar system will be bought for around eighty kyats per unit.

On April 21st, Yangon Electricity Supply Corporation (YESC) under the military council announced that it will buy excess electricity from the solar system installed and used by the people for around eighty kyats per unit.


It is said that the reason is to import electric cars from China, and to encourage people to use electric cars. It is reported that the Military junta, which is preparing military charging stations for these cars, has announced that they will sell electric cars for 400 kyat per unit.

YESC said that the excess electricity from the solar system will be bought at 85 kyats from 100 kilowatts to 1 megawatts, and 80 kyats from 1 megawatts above to 10 megawatts.

According to the electricity unit calculations, since each unit has 1000 kilowatts, from less than one unit to ten thousand units, the excess electricity will be brought back to the people at around 80 kyats per unit.

According to the current electricity rates, for household electricity consumption from 1 unit to 100 units, 35 kyats to 90 kyats are being collected from the people according to the amount of units used. If more than 100 units, they are paying from 110 kyats to (125 kyats).

In order to solve the problem of not being able to provide electricity regularly, the military council is trying to use the method of buying excess electricity from the people's solar system, and it will still make a profit according to the set rates.

Due to these conditions, the military council's plan to buy back excess electricity from the solar system is inconsistent and impossible to effectively solve the current electricity problem, according to Yangon residents. There are also reviews that the announcement of the YESC under the Military Council may be a pretentious notification for business matters that have been agreed hand in hand with business professionals who are closer to them than the public.

Currently, there are severe power outages in major cities, including Yangon, and people are only allowed to use electricity for a maximum of eight hours a day.

People's day-to-day activities, Private businesses will also be affected and the damage may increase. Min Aung Hlaing, the leader of the military junta, admitted that solving the problem of electricity demand was the biggest challenge during his time.

The Yangon Electricity Supply Corporation (YESC) posted this announcement on their social media page, but after hours of criticism, it was removed.



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