Currently 30% of Myanmar is electrified, with over 30 million people having no access to power. The government has set a goal of 100% electrification rate by 2030. To support the achievement of this goal and promote the growth of the mini-grid sector, we worked with The Rockefeller Foundation to develop a strategy for the creation of Myanmar’s first Mini-Grid Programme Facility (MPF). The MPF aims to support the electrification of approximately 26,000 villages by 2030.
We conducted primary and secondary research to understand the opportunity for solar/hybrid mini-grids in Myanmar in terms of number of potential grids. Drawing on previous mini-grid projects in India and internationally, we created a framework for the MPF which is responsive to key challenges in Myanmar. We also built relationships with domestic and international stakeholders, with a view to them contributing to the facility, and engaged key energy companies to support the facility.