Designing a Mini Grid Partnership Facility in Myanmar

Designing a Mini Grid Partnership Facility in Myanmar

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.

 

OUR APPROACH

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.