Less than 50% of the people in Myanmar have access to the national grid leaving more than 28 million people without a safe and reliable supply of electricity. The government has put in place an ambitious National Electrification Plan that targets 100% household electrification by 2030. In 2014, Myanmar had 2.3 million household connections and the NEP plans to add more than 7 million connections by 2030 at cost of almost $6 billion USD. An integrated electrification approach, a combination of grid extension complemented by decentralised solutions, would play a critical role in achieving a higher electrification rate and transforming the economic livelihoods of millions of people for the least cost.
Smart Power Myanmar was established to accelerate the spread of decentralized renewable energy solutions in Myanmar and transform the long-term economic potential of millions of people currently without access to electricity. Supported by The Rockefeller Foundation and managed by Pact, we connect economically viable and reliable energy solutions, such as renewable energy mini-grids to demand from rural families, entrepreneurs, farms, and enterprises to boost incomes, grow businesses, and foster economic growth. Smart Power Myanmar laying the pathway forward for a sustainable, integrated approach to electrification.